Updates on Repression Relating to Pope Benedict’s Visit from Pieces of the Island / Translating Cuba

Keep on eye on the blog Pieces of the Island, for up-to-minute reports of repression associated with Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba. Here are some “highlights” since the last report re-posted here. Benedict XVI Will Arrive to “a Nation in which Communism Has Left Behind Devastating Destruction” Former political prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer … Continue reading “Updates on Repression Relating to Pope Benedict’s Visit from Pieces of the Island / Translating Cuba”

(PARTIAL SUMMARY) Wave of arrests and threats sweep across Cuba just hours before the visit of Pope Benedict. #PopeCuba

Site manager’s note: The information about the extensive repression leading up to the Pope’s visit is coming to us through Twitter, emails, Hablalo sin miedo (Speak without fear) and other routes, other than blog posts. Raul Garcia Jr., over at Pieces of the Island, has prepared an excellent summary of the most recent reports. Keep … Continue reading “(PARTIAL SUMMARY) Wave of arrests and threats sweep across Cuba just hours before the visit of Pope Benedict. #PopeCuba”

Cuban Dissidents Capture Images of the Regime’s Dungeons / Raul Garcia

Posted by Pedazos de la Isla on March 11, 2012   Via the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU): This video was taken clandestinely by members of UNPACU who were detained in a dungeon of the Micro 9 police unit in Santiago de Cuba on December of 2011.  The activist who managed to film the images … Continue reading “Cuban Dissidents Capture Images of the Regime’s Dungeons / Raul Garcia”

Wilman Villar Mendoza: Another Case? / Luis Felipe Rojas

Wilman Villar Mendoza. Photo from UNPACU The Cuban government is a monster which has locked itself in a crystal valve and swallowed the key. The death of Wilman Villar Mendoza, product of a hunger strike in demand that his prison sentence be revised, is a clear example. The Castro regime has cut all communications between … Continue reading “Wilman Villar Mendoza: Another Case? / Luis Felipe Rojas”