World Press Archive
2009-07-27 / Jay Weaver (Miami Herald)
Castro victims' families have new strategy targeting phone companies
A half-century after Bobby Fuller was executed by a Castro firing squad, his aging siblings are ratcheting up their quest to make Cuba pay for their enduring loss.
And they have come up with a new legal strategy for doing so: Make U.S. phone companies cough up the money.
Specifically, they want to attach the hundreds of millions in revenue that phone carriers like AT&T and Sprint share with the Cuban phone monopoly. The money is generated by calls between the island and the United States, an enterprise exempted from the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.
If successful, the relatives of Fuller and four other Miami-Dade families with more than $1 billion in outstanding ``wrongful death'' judgments against Cuba would have a potential new source from which to collect their claims. ...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