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Police Violence in Cuba

Police Violence in Cuba When someone is arrested in Cuba for exercising their civil rights, this immediately means that they can face any number of risks. This goes beyond simply being unjustly deprived of freedom for hours, days, or being sentenced to years behind bars, but also includes being seriously injured. These violations can also […] Read more

The Story of Roberto Bahamonde

One morning at the beginning of March 1989, the engineer Roberto Bahamonde woke up very early. While he was having breakfast with his wife and his three children, an idea occurred to him. He thought he might do something for his nation. He didn’t wait for the next day and went straight away to talk […] Read more

Silvio Rodriguez, The Dissident

My first and last encounter with Silvio Rodriguez, a great music artist and master of poetic forms, who, thanks God, belongs to our Cuban nation, took place in 1972. We met at our common friend’s place. He was a poorly dressed youngster with sad eyes, arousing pity. In spite of his artistic talent, he was […] Read more

The First Independent Newspaper in Cuba

Were they a bunch of looneys? A congregation of relentless romantics? Eccentric dreamers? Did they really believe that they were able to reach the moon by just stretching out their hand? They were a group of Cubans who, armed with courage, stubbornness and love of freedom, tried to start a newspaper in which they could […] Read more