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They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but […] Continue reading

A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, JulioFerrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system

A judge, then an independent lawyer, and currently in prison, Julio Ferrer Tamayo talks about the corruption of the Cuban judicial system WALDO FERNÁNDEZ CUENCA | La Habana | 25 de Octubre de 2016 – 08:00 CEST. Before becoming an independent lawyer, Julio Ferrer Tamayo had a long career as a judge and attorney within […] Continue reading

The Enemies of Modern Democracy

The Enemies of Modern Democracy / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 April 2016 — What do the autocratic Castro brothers, the solemn Vatican, Islamic fundamentalists and the madhouse that is North Korea have in common? The answer is simple: devotion to dogma, lack of transparency and unchecked caste-based power. In theory communism should be music […] Continue reading

State Department watered down human trafficking report

Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report By Jason Szep and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and […] Continue reading

The spy who never wanted to be one

The spy who never wanted to be one / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez Posted on January 28, 2015 The unusual story of ‘Granma’ journalist sentenced to 14 years in prison 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Santiago de Cuba, 27 January 2015 — Just outside the building, a ditch carries sewage down the street. Several children jump from side […] Continue reading

Cuban prosecutor that was awaiting trial on corruption escapes from Cuba,Submitted by: Camila

Cuban prosecutor that was awaiting trial on corruption escapes from Cuba Submitted by: Camila 11 / 27 / 2014 The Cuban prosecutor Hilda Batista Torriente, who was awaiting for trial on charges of forgery and insider trading, managed to evade immigration controls and escaped from Cuba on a flight to Costa Rica. Hilda Torriente Batista, […] Continue reading

Amidst Rumors and Disinformation, Angel Santiesteban Continues Missing

Amidst Rumors and Disinformation, Angel Santiesteban Continues Missing Posted on August 18, 2014 {*Translator’s Note: Angel disappeared from prison on July 21, 2014. As of today he has not been heard from for 29 days.} Five days* have passed now since the disappearance of the writer Angel Santiesteban in Havana, barely hours after he wrote […] Continue reading

Cuban trial an attempt to ‘demonize’ Canadian businessman, company says

Cuban trial an attempt to ‘demonize’ Canadian businessman, company says Published Monday, July 7, 2014 1:34PM EDT A verdict appears imminent in the case of a Canadian man who is charged with fraud, bribery and other offences in Cuba in a prosecution that those close to him say is an effort to “demonize” a successful […] Continue reading

Former Cuban Vice-Minister Faces 20-Year Sentence

Former Cuban Vice-Minister Faces 20-Year Sentence July 1, 2014 By Café Fuerte HAVANA TIMES — The trial of Canadian businessman Vahe Cy Tokmakjian, accused of corruption, traffic of hard currency and tax evasion in Cuba, ended with a guilty verdict and a petition to incarcerate former Cuban vice-minister Nelson Ricardo Labrada for 20 years, Cuban […] Continue reading

Political Opposition and Negotiations in Today’s Cuba

Political Opposition and Negotiations in Today’s Cuba / Dimas Castellanos Posted on September 26, 2013 Interview of Dimas Castellanos by Ernesto Santana Zaldivar, published on April 26 and 29, 2013 in Cubanet. Although still uttered timidly, recently you have begun to hear the word “negotiation” in some statements by the Cuban political opposition. Despite having […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Clamps Down on Illegal Businesses

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Clamps Down on Illegal Businesses September 12, 2013 By Cafe Fuerte HAVANA TIMES — Authorities in Cuba’s province of Sancti Spiritus have announced that a region-wide police offensive has resulted in the prosecution of nearly three hundred citizens who had participated in illicit business activities. This past Saturday, the province’s weekly periodical […] Continue reading

A Shameful Stab in the Back for Angel Santiesteban from UNEAC

A Shameful Stab in the Back for Angel Santiesteban from UNEAC / Amir Valle, Angel Santiesteban Posted on June 17, 2013 By Amir Valle The strategy of UNEAC and certain “disinformed” writers against Ángel Santiesteban One more shame falls on the Writers and Artists Union of Cuba. This time, the shame is a dirty attack, [...] Continue reading

Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad

Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad March 30, 2013 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba the denial of prostitution is a lie of omission: the government doesn't really talk about it. At the same time American politicians promote a travel ban that seriously damages United States efforts to identify and prosecute [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl’s death

Cuba's most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl's death In May, 2010, Lilian Ramirez Espinosa, along with three other Cuban adolescents, was part of a sex party involving foreigners. Lilian ended up dying, though it's still not clear how. Cuban lawyer Laritza Diversent says the authorities reacted to the fact children [...] Continue reading

Who Are The Criminals in Cuba?

Who Are The Criminals in Cuba? / Lilianne Ruíz Lilianne Ruíz, Translator: Unstated The faces of some who died in the 13 de Marzo Tugboat incident A friend called to ask me an important question about criminality in Cuba. Is Cuba a safe country with a crime rate lower than other countries in Latin America? [...] Continue reading

Cuba: Reason Stands Up to Slander

Cuba: Reason Stands Up to Slander June 26, 2012 Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES — An editorial in the official Cubadebate website linked the recently concluded "Festival Clic" with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the anti-Cuban schemes of US imperialism. Similarly, the publication is seeking to implicate Havana Times in that festival and its alleged [...] Continue reading

The Ex-Militant Requests the Floor / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

The Ex-Militant Requests the Floor / Jeovany Jimenez VegaJeovany J. Vega, Translator: Hank Hardisty The First National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba, recently held on January 28th and 29th, left a permanent bittersweet taste. First Secretary Raul Castro said that one of its objectives was to, "promote greater democracy in our society, starting [...] Continue reading

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado

Public Declaration in Self-Defense of Rastafarian Artist Hector Riscar (El Nano) / El Sexto – Danilo Maldonado MachadoEl Sexto – Danilo Maldonado Machado, Translator: Unstated Share I, Hector Riscar Mustelier, declare in writing what really happened on Wednesday 16 November 2011. We left the National Cabaret, where we were working the Heritage Group, a reggae [...] Continue reading

Cuban official says corruption crackdown to go on

Cuban official says corruption crackdown to go onBy Nelson AcostaHAVANA | Wed Nov 9, 2011 6:29pm EST (Reuters) – Cuba's top law enforcement official said Wednesday a crackdown on corruption that has given Cuba's international business community the jitters will continue and warned that no one was immune from prosecution. Attorney General Dario Delgado, speaking [...] Continue reading

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

Cuba

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
March 8, 2006

Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
president, Fidel Castro, whose… Continue reading

CPJ presents International Press Freedom Awards

CPJ presents International Press Freedom Awards
Peter Jennings also honored at ceremony
Read more about the awardees:
Galima Bukharbaeva | Beatrice Mtetwa | Shi Tao | Lúico Flávio Pinto | Peter Jennings

2003 award winner Manuel Vázquez Portal, freed from… Continue reading