World Press Archive
2010-11-16 / Latin American Herald Tribune
Cuba Needs Real Liberalization, Freed Dissident Says
HAVANA – Cuba will continue in a “situation of stagnation” unless there is a “serious, honest liberalization,” freed political prisoner Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique said.
A day after his release, Ramos Lauzurique, a member of the “Group of 75” dissidents jailed in March 2003, went Sunday to Havana’s Santa Rita Church to meet with the Ladies in White, which comprises relatives of the Group of 75.
In a statement to the foreign media, the 68-year-old economist said that his release was “without conditions” and that he proposes to continue with the same activities he was doing before being jailed.
All of the other political prisoners released by the Cuban government since July were freed only after agreeing to accept what they hope will be temporary exile in Spain. ...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