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Portraits painted by Juan Abreu. Courtesy of the artist, martinoticias.com

The Portrait of Nelson

26-year-old Nelson Rodríguez Leiva was executed in the La Cabaña fortress in 1971. The same fate awaited his soulmate friend, Angelito de …

Grito Rito REC

THE PRISONER AND THE LIGHT

He preferred to sit on a bench at the back. He never missed the Sunday Mass. He had a habit of narrowing …

Esto también pasará / El Sexto

Artivism: EL SEXTO

“My 94-year-old aunt keeps asking me: ‘Have they freed the boy with the painted pigs yet?’ and I keep answering in the …

portada

Editorial: BEHIND BARS

Cuba is in fashion. And within the last few months, the existence of political prisoners has shifted from being a thorny issue …

Journalist Julio César Álvarez / A. Koleman

Elías’ Way of the Cross

  Elías Pérez Bocourt was tortured and humiliated in Cuban prisons. He was put behind bars with 30-years sentence for attempted illegal …

Activist Licet Santos

Pardon or Parole?

Raul Castro is not going to make any substantial changes in the policies used by the government to maintain order in Cuba, …