World Press Archive
2010-08-30 / Juan Carlos Chavez (Miami Herald)
Finally given Cuban exit permit, dissident savors Miami welcome
Juan Juan Almeida, the son of the historic Cuban commander Juan Almeida Bosque, arrived in Miami on Thursday with a temporary permit from the Cuban authorities to undergo medical treatment.
His departure from Cuba ends a seven-year period during which the Castro government repeatedly turned down his travel requests.
"I left Havana under much pressure and this reception has been incredible,'' Almeida said after arriving at Miami International Airport. "My goal was to be with my family.''
Almeida arrived from Cancun, Mexico, on an American Airlines flight shortly after 3 p.m. In the lobby of Gate E, his wife, Consuelo Quesada, and their daughter, Indira, waited. Indira had not seen her father in five years.
"I adore them. I always said I was giving my all for my family,'' Almeida told a group of journalists. ...more
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