World Press Archive
2009-01-19 / Rosa Tania Valdes - REUTERS
Cuban dissident Paya calls for national dialogue
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya called on Monday for a "national dialogue" between the communist-led nation's government and its opponents, with the hope that Cuban leaders will be more open to change after U.S. President-elect Barack Obama takes power.
Paya said he would try to unite dissident groups for talks with a government that has long viewed them with contempt about the "historic necessity for change" in Cuba.
"The people of Cuba are arriving at the end of a stage in their history and it's good that it coincides with a new stage also in the politics of the United States," he told Reuters.
Obama, who will become president on Tuesday, has raised hopes in Cuba that U.S. policy toward the island will move toward normalization after five decades of tension. ...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