Media sources report that thousands of people joined Cuba’s largest anti-communist protests in decades, resulting in dozens of arrests.
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Cuban authorities have restricted social media sites, ostensibly to stifle information flow into, out of, and inside the embattled country.
Cuba’s current leaders should see hunger strikes not as a threat but as a symptom of a deeper crisis, both economic and political.
There was an interesting and lengthy new post published at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral
Cuban journalist Camila Acosta has learned from experience the tools in Cuba’s repressive play book. She has endured multiple instances of targeted abuse.
Tamara Suju says much is known about Cuba’s infiltration of Venezuela, little on the repression, intelligence training it gives to Venezuelan operatives.
A former high-ranking judge in Cuba joined an anti-government activist in revealing classified information showing the Cuban regime’s arbitrary detentions.
The Organization of American States and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation host event to discuss the indecorous character of Cuban medical missions.
Hopes are increasingly being dashed that reforms in Cuba following the end of the Castro dynasty would lead to more freedoms and respect for human rights.
America hit Venezuela with a new round of sanctions Tuesday targeting the crisis-battered country’s ties with Cuba which supports Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.