DDC In English
- The leader of the Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy has managed to frame the struggle for the democratization of Cuba in a Latin American context.
- By denying entry to the Secretary General of the OAS, and other international invitees, Castroism evidences its desperation and fear.
The regime stymies the emergence of a massive and vibrant private sector. Is it concealing some source of financial support that it cannot reveal?
By meeting with the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), the Archbishop of Havana trailblazed a path that should be paved in the future.
Berta Soler says that Juan de la Caridad García 'was very receptive' and promised to support women.
'It's not a crusade against taxi drivers, but against all the self employed,' they warn.
The purported protection of the population that the regime wields as a pretext is belied by the damage done to citizens.
The figure is huge, given the very poor performance of the Cuban economy, suffering its worst year in a long time.
They condemn the 'violent, illegal and unconstitutional repression' activists of their organizations suffer.
'The police are a necessary evil in this business; they provide a certain level of security and warn us if there is an operation in the area,' explains a prostitute.
After years of apparent prosperity, the entity is in decline, dragging down other economic sectors in the region with it.
'Outside official events, young people ignore politics. The most sophisticated enumerate the many failures of projects demanding rights for Cubans.'
Foreign visitors often need to be shown the deficiencies under which Cubans languish.
The regime is in a hurry to ensure successors to the historic generation.
Deportees to Colombia reported that the Panamanian military has unleashed a 'hunt' of undocumented Cubans, while letting those from other countries pass through.
Self-employed workers pay into the Social Security system, but are unprotected in the event of illness.
Measures like the 'dry foot/wet foot' policy have been an incentive, but the true cause of the national exodus has been our own Government.
The DIARIO DE CUBA campaign to help the boy with cerebral paralysis reached its initial objectives in just 9 hours. 32 people made donations. DDC will continue reporting on the case.
Lawyer Julio Ferrer Tamayo is incarcerated in Cuba’s prison 1580, due to the falsification of documents and pressure exerted by paramilitary personnel.