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Cuba Pledges to Sign U.N. Rights Pact

Both the Cuban government and its opponents used International Human Rights Day as a platform pushing for changes on the island. The Foreign Minister claimed that Cuba would sign an international pact on civil rights early in the coming year, while members of the opposition took to the streets calling for the release of all […] Read more

The Camello

The Celebrated “Camel” Bus of Havana To take a Camello bus and move around Havana is an incredible experience, just comparable to a Saturday night film seasoned with horror, violence, adult talk and sex. It is a real psychological and physical torture. Apart from other disadvantages, the Camello offers sluggish speed and poor ventilation. Considering […] Read more

Activist brutally beaten and left unconscious after offering support to participants of national fast

Havana, September 19, 2007. Former political prisoner and president of the opposition movement For a New Republic,  José Díaz Silva, was savagely beaten by the Calabazar political police in the municipality of Boyeros for participating in a non-violent march following a mass offered for the freedom of all Cuban political prisoners. On September 14th, 21 members […] Read more