Feature Articles Archive
2007-08-07 / Nikola Horejs
Hearing at the European Parliament on the EU policy towards Cuba
Brussels, June 8 – Several Members of the European Parliament yesterday expressed their concern that the EU will further weaken its policy towards Cuba in its June review. The Council’s draft showed that the EU’s diplomatic sanctions, now only temporarily suspended, will be probably put to an end unconditionally, said Michael Gahler, MEP for EPP-ED, in a hearing at the European Parliament.
The EU introduced the diplomatic measures after a massive crackdown against the Cuban opposition in 2003. They had been temporarily suspended in 2005, despite the fact that the Council repeatedly admitted the situation of human rights in Cuba hadn’t improved at all. The Common Position is expected to be reviewed in a meeting on 18 and 19 of June. In a hearing co-hosted by MEPs Peter Štastný (EPP-ED), Marco Cappato (ALDE), Józef Pinior (PES), Zuzana Roithová (EPP-ED).
2013-04-22 / The Miami Herald
U.S.: Short-term detentions in Cuba reach record levels
Cuba saw a record number of “politically motivated and at times violent short-term detentions” during 2012, according to the U.S. State Department’s “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” which was released Friday...more
2013-04-18 / The Washington Post
Cuba’s Ladies in White due in Brussels to receive 2005 Sakharov human rights award
Members of Cuba’s Ladies in White opposition group will finally pick up Europe’s top human rights prize from 2005 in person next week in Belgium, the European Union and the daughter of the group’s former leader said Wednesday...more
2013-04-16 / The Washington Post
Cuba avoids oil cutoff for now as Chavez ally narrowly wins Venezuela presidential election
Cubans were relieved Monday by the announcement that the late leader Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor had been elected Venezuela’s new president, apparently allowing their country to dodge a threatened cutoff of billions of dollars in subsidized oil...more