CubaBrief: Epstein, Castro are a match made in hell

The day before Jeffrey Epstein flew to Havana on his Lolita Express, 75 dissidents, independent journalists and librarians were rounded up across the island in a series of brutal raids that became known as the Cuban Black Spring.

CubaBrief: The Case of Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero

July 22, 2019 marked the 7th anniversary of the deaths of Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero killed under circumstances actively obscured by the Castro regime. Payá inspired countless freedom activists.

CubaBrief: ‘Havana syndrome’ symptoms of diplomats in Cuba are not mass hysteria

There is a continuing debate over the nature of the injuries suffered by diplomats in Cuba. Dr. Hannah, Professors of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto argues that it is a “disservice” to American and Canadian diplomas to suggest they are suffering from epidemic hysteria when they have suffered traumatic brain injuries. 

CubaBrief: Presentation on Cuba at the Captive Nations Week Summit

On Monday, July 15th OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro at the Captive Nations Week Summit observed that "Cuba is a defining example of a captive nation. The communist dictatorship not only enslaves, represses, tortures, assassinates, persecutes, intimidates & forces into exile its people, but also exports these totalitarian practices to the rest of the region." 

CubaBrief: Video and testimony from Congressional Hearing on “Human Rights in Cuba: Beyond the Veneer of Reform”

Representatives from Center for a Free Cuba, the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, and the Committee to Protect Journalists testified before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade which is part of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Human Rights in Cuba: Beyond the Veneer of Reform.” Below is the video along with the testimonies of the three presenters.

CubaBrief: Sorry If You're Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution

Many advocates of socialism claim that the Nordic countries are socialist, but this is not true. Finland (1), Norway (4), Sweden (6), and Denmark (12) rank higher on the annual International Property Rights Indexthan the United States (14). Unlike China (52), Vietnam (76), Venezuela (123), and Nicaragua (111) that all fall far behind the United States. Cuba, and North Korea are not even on the list. No doubt due to the lack of reliable data.

CubaBrief: Normalizing Cuban relations has proven disastrous

In responding to the June 16 Editorial in The Gainesville Sun there was so much to respond to that several facts were left out. One important fact is that OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro, a man of the Left, stated In a December 2018 conference on human rights in Cuba: “It is estimated that there are some 46,000 Cubans in Venezuela, an occupation force that teaches how to torture and repress, that performs intelligence, civil identification, and migration services.”