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December 5th, 2014

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U.S. must raise stakes to get hostage Alan Gross returned by Cuba

October 6th, 2014

The Miami Herald, 9/30/2014

BY FRANK CALZON

ALAN GROSS: Photos provided by his attorney show the imprisoned American in 2009, left, and later in 2012 following three years in a Cuban jail.UNCREDITED/AP

Confronted with the barbaric beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff
by the terrorists of the Islamic State, President Obama has rightly changed course and announced a new strategy.

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Cuba’s Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Activities

September 29th, 2014

Cuba’s Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Activities

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, September 26th, 2014 @ 4:10AM

The recent launch of two colognes,“Ernesto” and “Hugo” (named after Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Hugo Chavez), may bring much needed foreign currency to Havana, while helping to remind the world of the Castro regime’s role in the making of the “Terrorist Internationale.” But no amount of cologne would be able to mask the stench of Cuba’s involvement in anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, anti-Semitic propaganda, and support of global terrorism.

During and after the Gaza War, Cuba lost no time in reiterating its long-standing support for armed aggression by the Palestinians against Israel.  Most outrageous was the speech given at the UN by the Cuban representative on September 5, which should be watched by our readers.

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President Obama Recognizes Cuban Human Rights Leader Berta Soler

September 26th, 2014

Today, President Barack Obama recognized Berta Soler, the leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White for her human rights work and her courage. The President says the Ladies in White “endure harassment  and arrest in order to win freedom for their loved ones and for the Cuba people.”

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Cuba and Cholera: Good Hygiene and Good Government Can Save Lives

March 21st, 2013

January 18, 2013

By Frank Calzon

Almost five months ago, the Cuban government announced the end of a cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba. At the time, Cuba’s Public Health Ministry blamed the three deaths and 417 cases on overflowing toilets, heavy rains and contaminated wells. According to the government, thanks to its prompt reaction and the quality of the country’s public health system, the crisis ended quickly.

Just recently, on January 15, the Cuban government announced that there were “only” 51 new cases—this time in Havana.

International and independent media on the island had already reported the outbreak, with independent media doing so months ago. On January 13, the BBC reported a “cholera fear in Cuba as officials keep silent.” Likely prompted by the international attention, the next day the government published an Information Notice to the Population saying it had detected “an increase in serious diarrhea…with symptoms that lead to the suspicion of cholera.”

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Where is Cuba Going?

March 21st, 2013

By Joaquin Pujol

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Since taking over as ruler of Cuba, in 2008, Raul Castro has adopted a number of economic policies seeking to bring the economy out of a situation of declining productivity, lack of economic growth and serious balance of payments disequilibrium.
To deal with the crisis, Raúl Castro’s government has exhorted citizens to consume less, save more and work harder. In his first speech as president in February 2008, Raúl promised to make the government smaller and more efficient, to review the potential revaluation of the Cuban peso, and to eliminate excessive bans and regulations that curb productivity. So far, three main areas of structural reforms have been advanced: A liberalization of private consumption, a turning over of fallow lands to private exploitation, and a flexibilization of the labor market…

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Lista Parcial De Sancionados O Procesados Por Motivos Politicos O Politico-Sociales

March 21st, 2013

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Independent Journalist Detained in Cuba

March 20th, 2013

INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST DETAINED IN CUBA Independent journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias has been detained since September 2012 in Cuba in relation to his work. Amnesty Inter national believes he is a prisoner of conscience solely detained for peacefully exercising his freedom of expression.
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2012 CFC Outreach Report

March 20th, 2013

View the 2012 CFC Outreach Report.
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Familia Payá pide al PP y al gobierno español que revelen la verdad

December 31st, 2012

Payá, representante del Movimiento Cristiano Lliberación en España y hermano del fallecido líder de la organización, Oswaldo Payá pidió el sábado que tras el regreso de Angel Carromero “los que tienen que quitarse la mordaza sobre lo sucedido, se la quiten”, informó el diario ABC.

Insistió en la versión de la familia, según la cual un SMS enviado desde el teléfono móvil de Modig, el día del suceso, hablaba de un vehículo marca Lada que golpeó al de los opositores.

“Desde el PP, incluida personas con altas responsabilidades nos dijeron que la vuelta de Carromero supondría un punto de inflexión para quitarse la mordaza”, dijo Carlos Payá. “Ahora pedimos que lo hagan y que se ponga fin a esta especie de ley del silencio mantenida tanto en el PP como en Exteriores”.

El exiliado afirmó que a su organización se le pidió discreción durante el proceso. “Nos pidieron que no hiciéramos nada que pudiera molestar al régimen”, dijo. Agregó que diplomáticos españoles en La Habana manifestaron a Ofelia Acevedo: “cuando Ángel Carromero esté libre, se sabrá la verdad”.

Carlos Payá dijo comprender que Carromero haya optado por autoinculparse para lograr salir de Cuba, pero “si se ha guardado silencio para conseguir la liberación de un español, no se puede olvidar que Oswaldo Payá es también ciudadano español y eso exige que se intente buscar la verdad de lo sucedido”, advirtió.

“Por eso pedimos que se quiten la mordaza quienes estuvieron en contacto con Carromero y con Modig y tienen información no utilizada en el juicio, para que hablen ahora”, añadió.


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