All posts by: Dona Novack

Editorial

  Empowering the voiceless, increasing the power of belonging and translating people’s power into action represents what citizen participation is in a democracy, but above all, in Cuba, it represents the long-lasting effects two recent protests will have in the collective memory of the country. On April 7th 2019 the first independent march authorized by […] Read more

Noticias de Cuba: Octubre – Diciembre

Sections: Noticias – Derechos Humanos Destacados: Oposición cubana conmemoró el 2°aniversario del fallecimiento de Laura Pollán, fundadora y líder del Movimiento Damas de Blanco. Decenas de mujeres fueron detenidas ese día en Habana.. Barack Obama y Raúl Castro se estrecharon la mano durante la ceremonia de despedida de Nelson Mandela. La última vez que los […] Read more

News from Cuba: October – December 2013

Sections: News – Human Rights Highlights: Cuban opposition commemorated the 2nd anniversary of the death of Laura Pollan, founder and leader of the Ladies in White movement. Dozens of women were arrested in Havana. Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. The last occasion on which the presidents […] Read more

#FreeElCrítico

Who is El Crítico? Ángel Yunier Remón Arzuaga, known as El Crítico (The Critic), is a 30-year-old Cuban musician, member of the rap duo Los hijos que nadie quiso (The children whom nobody wanted). Since March 26, 2013, he has been held in the Las Mangas Prison in Holguín, where he has been subjected to […] Read more

News from Cuba: July – September 2013

Sections: National – Human Rights Highlights: Cuba marked the 60th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks, the first armed assault led by Fidel Castro. President Raul Castro headed the ceremony, which was held in the city of Santiago de Cuba and attracted some 10,000 Cubans and foreigners. The North Korean ship Chong Chon […] Read more