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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

A Dream Come True?

  Amalia is standing in front of a TV camera, in the background there is the National Capitol Building in Havana. There are crowds of people around, mainly excited young people with banners and mobile phones in their hands. “With the affirmative vote of 85% of the deputies and the support of President-elect and 7 […] Read more

Cuba 2020

  Although it is possible that in 2020 there will be a different political system in Cuba, it is not clear whether there will be democracy as the Cuban people long for. There is a danger that after so many years of standstill and submission, Cuba will become a vassal of another man or woman, […] Read more