In Debate: Replies to Doubts About Decree 348/2018 / Cubalex, Laritza Diversent

What are “artistic services?” Cubalex, 2 August 2018 — Artistic services are those offered by government organisations authorised to contract artistic workers. Artistic services may be requested from these entities. As I understand it, they are like agencies which employ artists or groups of artists. An individual or a business contracts the service, and pays … Continue reading “In Debate: Replies to Doubts About Decree 348/2018 / Cubalex, Laritza Diversent”

Stricter Rules For The Advancement And Protection Of Human Rights / Laritza Diversent

Laritza Diversent, 25 November 2017 — Paragraph 9 of Resolution 60/251 establishes that, in order to be able to occupy the position of Member of the Human Rights Council, countries will have to apply stricter rules for the advancement and protection of human rights. Cuba claimed in its candidacy that it signs up to 46 … Continue reading “Stricter Rules For The Advancement And Protection Of Human Rights / Laritza Diversent”

Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile

14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami/Havana, 4 May 2017 — The team at the Cubalex Legal Information Center and its director, attorney Laritza Diversent, have obtained political refuge in the United States following the intensification of repression against the nonprofit organization dedicated to legally advising Cubans. Diversent, told 14ymedio, from a stop at Miami International Airport this … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent and Cubalex Begin Their Life In Exile”

Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners. At the end of a narrow alley the Cubalex Center of Legal Information … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván García”

Laritza Diversent: “We Have The Right To Participate In The Social And Political Life Of The Country” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar

Video: Police search of Cubalex: breaking open the gate. 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 26 September 2016 – The headquarters of the independent legal group Cubalex, this weekend, lacked the hectic bustle of the many users who normally flock to the site for legal advice, especially the families of inmates who come with thick folders of … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent: “We Have The Right To Participate In The Social And Political Life Of The Country” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar”

Three Key Proposals for Reforming the Cuban Electoral System / Laritza Diversent

Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2016 — On February 23, 2015 the Plenum of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) announced that its VII Congress would take place in April 2016 and that the National Assembly of People’s Power would be asked to amend the electoral process and adopt a new law to … Continue reading “Three Key Proposals for Reforming the Cuban Electoral System / Laritza Diversent”

Black Woman: Double or Triple Discrimination? / Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent

Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent, Havana, 31 July 2015 —In Cuba there is a myth that says that there is no racism here because “all the races and cultures melded together forever in a happy synthesis.” Nonetheless, in reality, invisibility is on the rise, and a concept of “racial democracies” is maintained. The invisibility of … Continue reading “Black Woman: Double or Triple Discrimination? / Diario de Cuba, Laritza Diversent”

Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez

Cubanet, Manual Guerra Perez, Havana, 30 April 2015 — Laritza Diversent is a lawyer and director of the Cubalx Center of Legal Information, an independent office that has offered free legal advice since 2010. She graduated from the University of Havana in Law (2008), she is married and has a 16-year-old son. What exactly is … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez”

Cuba: Artist imprisoned for painting the names "Fidel" and "Raul" on two piglets / Laritza Diversent

After 90 days of imprisonment, there is no formal accusation against the artist, Danilo Maldonado. Laritza Diversent, Havana, 25 March 2015 — Authorities are still imprisoning the artist, Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth), who was detained arbitrarily by the police. Maldonado, 31 years old, is an urban artist and painter who finds … Continue reading “Cuba: Artist imprisoned for painting the names "Fidel" and "Raul" on two piglets / Laritza Diversent”

New Reforms to Emigration Policy? / Laritza Diversent

Although recent legislative changes to immigration laws in Cuba represent a step forward, they still retain aspects that are political and restrictive in nature and in violation of the right to free movement. The changes to immigration regulations do improve the legal wording and drop any reference to entry and/or exit permits and to the … Continue reading “New Reforms to Emigration Policy? / Laritza Diversent”

What Can an Independent Lawyer do in Cuba? / Laritza Diversent

In Cuba, professionals can’t work for themselves in the specialty in which they graduate. Legal counseling and consulting are not recognized as self-employed activities, the only actions that a lawyer can perform independently. The few that make this decision have to do it for free. It’s also difficult to form an autonomous association. The red … Continue reading “What Can an Independent Lawyer do in Cuba? / Laritza Diversent”

Will a Complaint Be Enough to Defend Our Rights? / Laritza Diversent

According to international legal instruments, “Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals to be protected from acts violating their fundamental rights granted them by the constitution or by law.” No national competent institution regarding the promotion and protection of human rights is recognized within the Constitution of the Republic … Continue reading “Will a Complaint Be Enough to Defend Our Rights? / Laritza Diversent”

Manual of Rights and Duties / Laritza Diversent

Most Cuban citizens do not know the legal system in force on the Island, and the procedures they must follow to exercise a certain legal action, be it a civil, penal, administrative, family matter, etc., principally those that relate to their civil and political rights. Frequently they are victims of the arbitrary and selective application … Continue reading “Manual of Rights and Duties / Laritza Diversent”

Inmate Dies in Havana Jail, Possibly From Cholera / Laritza Diversent

HAVANA, Cuba , September 18, 2013 , www.cubanet.org.- For approximately 15 days, several prisoners complained about cholera cases within the Combinado del Este prison in Havana. So far the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health have not reported anything. Pedro Pablo de Armas Carrero, an inmate who leads a movement called Inner Reality from … Continue reading “Inmate Dies in Havana Jail, Possibly From Cholera / Laritza Diversent”