Cuban dissidents http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36387/all en Cuban dissidents hope to build mass organization http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/cuban-dissidents-hope-build-mass-organization <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Havana, Feb 27 (EFE).- Former political prisoners and prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas announced here Wednesday the creation of a new group that seeks to become a "dynamic mass organization" and achieve greater unity within the opposition in Cuba.</p> <p>The new organization will take the name of the existing Union Patriotica de Cuba (Patriotic Union of Cuba), or Unpacu, headed to date by Jose Daniel Ferrer and which will now merge with Fariñas' Fantu group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/cuban-dissidents-hope-build-mass-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Opposition to Fidel Castro Agencia EFE Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:16:51 +0000 Agencia EFE 5769132 at http://www.globalpost.com UN must probe death of Cuban dissident Paya: petition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/un-must-probe-death-cuban-dissident-paya-petition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations should investigate the death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, his daughter said Tuesday, handing over a petition to the world body and claiming her father had been murdered by the Cuban regime.</p> <p>"They say that my father died in a car accident, but we have confirmed ... that they were actually crashed into and run off the road by another vehicle," Rosa Maria Paya told reporters in Geneva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/un-must-probe-death-cuban-dissident-paya-petition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban dissidents Cuba–United States relations Disaster Politics Socialism AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:46:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781177 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba intensifies repression: 'Ladies in White' leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/cuba-intensifies-repression-ladies-white-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cuba's leaders have intensified beatings and intimidation of political dissidents despite recent reforms, the leader of the award-winning campaign group "Ladies in White" said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Berta Soler, leader of the association of female relatives of political prisoners, told AFP in Madrid that "repression has worsened" since 2010, after Raul Castro took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2008.</p> <p>"The police drag us around, beat us, pull our hair, scratch us and humiliate us," she said, referring to members of the Ladies in White.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/cuba-intensifies-repression-ladies-white-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban dissidents Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro Politics AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781310 at http://www.globalpost.com US echoes calls to probe Cuban dissidents' deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/us-echoes-calls-probe-cuban-dissidents-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States backed calls Thursday for an international inquiry into the deaths of two leading Cuban dissidents who were killed in a car crash last year.</p> <p>Washington "supports the calls for investigation with independent and international observers into the circumstances leading into the deaths of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.</p> <p>Earlier this month Rosa Maria Paya petitioned the United Nations to probe the death of her father, claiming he had been murdered by the Cuban regime.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/us-echoes-calls-probe-cuban-dissidents-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban dissidents Cuba–United States relations Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro Politics AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:46:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796584 at http://www.globalpost.com UNITED STATES-RIGHTS-US joins call for probe into death of Cuban dissident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/united-states-rights-us-joins-call-probe-death-cuban-dissident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The United States has joined heightened calls for an independent investigation into the deaths of Cuba’s most respected dissident, Oswaldo Payá, and a fellow dissident in a car crash that some allege was caused by Cuba’s state security agents.</p><P>The United States supports the calls for an international investigation with independent international observers” into the deaths of Payá and Harold Cepero, said US Department of State spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.</p><P>“The people of Cuba and the families of these two activists deserve a clear, credible accounting of the events that resulted i</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130402/united-states-rights-us-joins-call-probe-death-cuban-dissident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban dissidents Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro Politics Socialism Asianet Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:36:32 +0000 Asianet 5799364 at http://www.globalpost.com Daughter to seek probe into Cuban dissident's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/daughter-seek-probe-cuban-dissidents-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The daughter of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said Tuesday she will ask the Inter-American Human Rights Commission to investigate her father's death in a car crash in Cuba last year.</p> <p>Rosa Maria Paya said she decided to seek the investigation after the vehicle's driver told the Washington Post last month that they were hit from behind by a vehicle that appeared to have government license plates.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/daughter-seek-probe-cuban-dissidents-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban dissidents Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro Oswaldo Payá AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:31:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807868 at http://www.globalpost.com 8 Years later, Cuba's Ladies in White collect Sakharov Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/8-years-later-cubas-ladies-white-collect-sakharov-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brussels, Apr 23 (EFE).- Members of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White collected Tuesday the Sakharov Prize that the European Parliament awarded them in 2005, and in the process had harsh words to say about the situation in their homeland.</p> <p>The ceremony of presenting the prize to the Ladies in White was finally being held eight years later, because in all these years this is the first time they have been allowed to travel abroad.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/8-years-later-cubas-ladies-white-collect-sakharov-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Opposition to Fidel Castro Agencia EFE Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:00:55 +0000 Agencia EFE 5823633 at http://www.globalpost.com Family of late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya goes into U.S. exile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130610/family-late-cuban-dissident-oswaldo-paya-goes-us-exile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Jun 10 (EFE).- The widow of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya and the couple's two children are now in Miami, where they have availed themselves of the U.S. program for political refugees, a source in the city's Cuban exile community told Efe on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130610/family-late-cuban-dissident-oswaldo-paya-goes-us-exile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Opposition to Fidel Castro Agencia EFE Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:33:36 +0000 Agencia EFE 5854562 at http://www.globalpost.com Late Cuban dissident's kin mull legal action in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130618/late-cuban-dissidents-kin-mull-legal-action-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Jun 18 (EFE).- The widow and daughter of deceased Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said here Tuesday that they may ask Spain's National Court to investigate the activist's death in a car crash.</p> <p>"We're studying the possibility of presenting a lawsuit (over Paya's death) before the Spanish National Court because my father was also a Spanish citizen," Rosa Maria Paya said during a press conference in Miami.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130618/late-cuban-dissidents-kin-mull-legal-action-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban dissidents Cuba–United States relations Disaster Socialism Agencia EFE Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:04:59 +0000 Agencia EFE 5860613 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba dissident Farinas finally picks up 2010 Sakharov prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/cuba-dissident-farinas-finally-picks-2010-sakharov-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saying "Cuba will be free", dissident Guillermo Farinas on Wednesday finally picked up the European Union's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize -- three years after winning the award.</p> <p>"This fist held high means there will one day be democracy in Cuba," Farinas told the packed European Parliament to a standing ovation as he dedicated the prize to his mother, who also attended the ceremony.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/cuba-dissident-farinas-finally-picks-2010-sakharov-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Disaster Guillermo Farinas Opposition to Fidel Castro Technology AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:32:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874514 at http://www.globalpost.com "Cuba will be free one day," dissident tells Euro lawmakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130703/cuba-will-be-free-one-day-dissident-tells-euro-lawmakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Strasbourg, France, Jul 3 (EFE).- Cuban opposition figure Guillermo Fariñas on Wednesday expressed confidence that "Cuba will be free one day" during his speech accepting the Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament three years after it was awarded to him but he was prevented from receiving it because Havana refused his request to travel abroad.</p> <p>"Three years ago I could not be here and in my place there was an empty chair. Today, I say that Cuba will be free thanks not to its leaders but to the will of its citizens," the dissident said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130703/cuba-will-be-free-one-day-dissident-tells-euro-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Guillermo Farinas Opposition to Fidel Castro Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:33:27 +0000 Agencia EFE 5874949 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban dissident's colleague seek independent probe of his death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130722/cuban-dissidents-colleague-seek-independent-probe-his-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Havana, Jul 22 (EFE).- The opposition Christian Liberation Movement called Monday for an independent investigation to be carried out in the death of the group's leader, Oswaldo Paya, in a traffic accident one year ago.</p> <p>Paya, 60, died July 22, 2012, while traveling from Havana to the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.</p> <p>Angel Carromero, a leader of the youth wing of Spain's governing Popular Party, was at the wheel of the rental car that crashed with Paya, fellow dissident Harold Cepero and Swedish political activist Jens Aron Modig aboard.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130722/cuban-dissidents-colleague-seek-independent-probe-his-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro Agencia EFE Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:02:16 +0000 Agencia EFE 5890542 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban secret services 'assassinated' dissident: Spanish politician http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/cuban-secret-services-assassinated-dissident-spanish-politician <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya did not die in a car crash last year but was instead "assassinated" by Cuban secret services, a Spanish politician who was at the wheel of the car said in an interview published Monday.</p> <p>Paya and another Cuban dissident, Harold Cepero, died on July 22, 2012, in southeastern Cuba when their rental car went off an unpaved country road and crashed into a tree.</p> <p>The vehicle's driver, Angel Carromero, a leader of the youth wing of Spain's ruling Popular Party, and another passenger, Swedish activist Jens Aron Modig, survived the crash.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/cuban-secret-services-assassinated-dissident-spanish-politician" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:32:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5902795 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban dissident's family to sue in Spain over his death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130806/cuban-dissidents-family-sue-spain-over-his-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The family of late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya will launch a lawsuit in Spain after a Spanish politician said he did not die in a car crash but was "assassinated" by Cuba's secret services, Paya's brother said Tuesday.</p> <p>Carlos Paya told AFP that the family would file a complaint with Spain's top criminal court, the National Audience, since his brother had both Spanish and Cuban citizenship.</p> <p>"We want the truth because we have had doubts since the beginning," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130806/cuban-dissidents-family-sue-spain-over-his-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Disaster Opposition to Fidel Castro AFP Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:02:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5903904 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. calls for investigation of Cuban dissident Paya's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130807/us-calls-investigation-cuban-dissident-payas-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York, Aug 7 (EFE).- The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, asked Cuban authorities to launch a "credible" investigation into the death of dissident Oswaldo Paya, diplomats told Efe Wednesday.</p> <p>That is the request Power made of Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at a luncheon that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez offered for the delegations who participated in the Security Council debate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130807/us-calls-investigation-cuban-dissident-payas-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Cuban dissidents Opposition to Fidel Castro Agencia EFE Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:20:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 5905005 at http://www.globalpost.com