World Press Archive
2009-07-16 / Luis Carlos Montalvan (Huffington Post)
In Cuba: From Silent Protests to Cries for Liberty
On Sunday, July 12, Las Damas de Blanco (The Ladies in White), celebrated Mass at La Iglesia de Santa Rita as they have done every Sunday since the Spring of 2003.
The Ladies in White began demonstrating when the Cuban government arrested, tried and sentenced 75 human rights defenders, independent journalists, and librarians.
Last Sunday, as usual, the elegantly white-clothed ladies, met at the mass held in the Santa Rita church, and afterwards walked together down Fifth Avenue in Havana.
But on that day, in what has traditionally been a silent protest of the unjust incarceration of their loved ones and the lack of fundamental freedoms in Cuba turned vocal. ...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