Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I wonder how useful idiot Michael Moore would explain this one. Angel's mother writes a blog, "Injusticias con un Angel" (Injustices with an Angel), where she documents the day to day struggle to help her son survive in a country with no future. http://injusticiasaunangel.blogspot.com/
He has a page on facebook and he needs donations.... http://www.causes.com/causes/522246/about?m=21589deb
Those and other observations by an unidentified nurse assigned to the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana were included in a dispatch sent by the mission in January 2008 and made public this month by WikiLeaks.
Titled "Cuban healthcare: Aquí Nada es Facil'' -- Nothing here is easy -- the cable offers a withering assessment by the nurse, officially a Foreign Service Health Practitioner, or FSHP, who already had lived in Cuba for 2 1/2 years.
Read more: http://www.bnd.com/2010/12/29/1531646/wikileaks-cables-highlight-cubas.html#ixzz19Y3tcbDp
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
These images licked to the internet, paint a gruesome picture of what is the Cuban experience. You would expect to see images like these in the Jewish holocaust archives, but this is not Nazi Germany, this is Cuba, January 2010.
Dozens of psychiatric patients perished inside the walls of the hospital known as Mazorra in Havana city, Cuba. They died from starvation and hypothermia. The people entrusted to care for them stole the food, blankets and mattresses that were supposed to be used for the patients. The bodies had signs of severe neglect, bruises and torture.
I can remember the fear we all had at the mere mention of this hospital. It is know to the average Cuban as a place of torture used by the Castro Regime to persuade agitators and contra revolutionaries. Opening these doors is opening the gates of hell. Someone in my own family was sent there, just for speaking out against the regime.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
America, It's your birthday and I'm proud to be an American!!
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Friday, June 4, 2010
While awaiting the liberation of the political prisoners in poor health, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has now been on hunger strike for over 100 days.
"I have always said that I'm skeptical of what the Cuban authorities will do". Who could blame him-the Cuban Government could care less about the well being of the prisoners. Fariñas thinks that they are just being used as pieces on a chess game.
He has said that he will abandoned the hunger strike if at least a dozen or so of the most ill are freed and a plan is set into motion to free the remaining prisoners. His only regret is not starting the strike when Zapata was still alive.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
If you plan on visiting the Cuban embassy in Oslo, Norway, don't forget to get a rabies vaccine, because those dogs bite.
Carmen Julia Guerra, a Cuban Diplomat in Oslo, bit Alexandra Joner's hand. The victim is a young Norwegian artist who was participating and filming across the street from the Cuban embassy in Oslo. In the video you can see clearly how the diplomat walks across the street towards Alexandra and then she proceeds to insult her and then bites her hand.
A group has been formed in Facebook asking for the expulsion from Norway of this savage accomplice of the Castro Regime.
Name: ¡BÓTENLA de Noruega! ¡A morder a Cuba! (Kick her out of Norway! Go bite in Cuba!
We call for the expulsion Carmen Julia Guerra from Norway and demand that diplomats of the dictatorship respect the rules of democracy.
Privacy: Open to all, content is public.
The consul at the Cuban embassy in Oslo provokes, insults and bites a demonstrator, 20 year old Alexandra Joner, on her hand, on May 22 during a worldwide pro-Cuban freedom march.
This video shows the attack.
Here you can see the Vampire wannabe, denying having bitten the girl and even goes as far as saying that it is the victim who should apologize to her-unbelievable!!
You may join the effort to get this delinquent (Carmen Julia Guerra) out of Norway here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=129379947079023
Alexandra Joner Modeling for a music video.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today I woke up to a disgraceful display of disrespect to US sovereignty. Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico gives a lecture about immigration before a joint session of Congress. He said that the Arizona immigration law will use racial profiling and the wienies in Congress gave him a standing ovation, when in reality it is Mexico who racially profiles, but not one had the guts to get up and walk out.
Interesting enough last night during an interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, President Calderon when asked if people could live in Mexico illegally, his answer was no and when asked if Mexican police routinely ask for papers from people they deemed illegal, his answer was yes-what a hypocrite-either that or he is not very bright, because he debacled his whole argument!!
"Immigration Law in Mexico" A foreigner is required to be:
In Mexico legally; Have the means to sustain themselves economically; Not destined to be burdens on society; Of economic and social benefit to society; Of good character and have no criminal records; and Contributors to the general well being of the nation.
"The law also ensures that:
"Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:
Authorities have a record of each foreign visitor; Foreign visitors do not violate their visa status; Foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country's internal politics; Foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported; Foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported; Those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison."
This is the text of the 2010 Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 It clearly does not allow racial profiling.
Foreigners are admitted into Mexico "according to their possibilities of
contributing to national progress." (Article 32)
Immigration officials must 'ensure' that 'immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance' and for their dependents. (Article 34) Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets 'the equilibrium of the national demographics,' when foreigners are deemed detrimental to 'economic or national interests,' when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and
when 'they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.' (Article 37)
The Secretary of Governance may 'suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.' (Article 38) Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country: Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73) A National Population Registry keeps track of 'every single individual who comprises the population of the country,' and verifies each individual's identity. (Articles 85 and 86) A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116) Foreigners who sign government documents 'with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses' are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117) Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118) Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico - such as working with out a permit - can also be imprisoned. Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says, A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally. (Article 123) Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125) Foreigners who 'attempt against national sovereignty or security' will be deported. (Article 126) Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law. A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127) Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)"
"Mark Levin reads the Mexican Immigration Law"
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
All over the world exiled Cubans celebrate Independence Day. Since the communists came to power over 50 years ago, this day is not officially celebrated inside Cuba.
On May 20th 1902, after 30 years of wars against Spain, Cuba won independence.
The Cuban Liberation Army of about 40,000, was several times smaller than the Spanish Army, which numbered more then 200,000 troops. However, superior guerrilla strategy, higher combat morale, excellent command and the general support of the population, enabled the final victory. The Cuban freedom fighters "Mambi fighters", fought with bravery and were known for their exceptional ability to use the machete to charge the enemy. The Spaniards, though cruel and vicious were no match for these brave men and women. I suppose that when you fight for love of country the motivation gives you strength to do anything.
200,000 Cubans died fighting these wars. 400,000 died as a result of the "Reconcentration Policy" that sent thousands of Cubans into concentration camps. In 1896, General Weyler of Spain implemented the first wave.
Weyler had nothing on Hitler who probably learned from this butcher. Under Weyler's policy, the rural population had eight days to move into designated camps located in fortified towns; any person who failed to obey was shot.
The housing in these areas was typically abandoned, decaying, roofless, and virtually uninhabitable. Food was scarce and famine and disease quickly swept through the camps. By 1898, one third of Cuba's population had been forcibly sent into the concentration camps.
As a result of this inhumane policy, many women joined the men in the battlefield.
Correspondent Julian Hawthorne -- son of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter described the Spaniards as "pitiless."
Cubagenweb.org has a searchable database where the names of these patriots can be found as well as all kinds of interesting information related to Cuban History and Genealogy.
Sources-Dyal, Donald H.. Historical Dictionary of the Spanish American War. Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 1996.
O'Toole, G.J.A., The Spanish War: An American Epic-1898. W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 1984.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"Oscar's Cuba" is the story of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a political prisoner who has been called Fidel Castro's number one enemy; the man the Castro brothers fear most.
A medical doctor, Biscet is serving a 25-year prison term, much of it in a tiny solitary confinement cell.
Filmmaker Jordan Allott is an American who told CBS4's Eliott Rodriguez that he didn't know much about Cuba before he started filming his documentary.
"I read about Dr. Biscet and immediately connected with his story," Allott said. "I said, 'Wow if there isn't a movie about him I have to make one so people who are not Cuban will connect with him the same way I did."
Allott snuck into Cuba on two occasions to make the film. He interviewed Biscet's wife, who showed the food she takes him in prison, the bucket he uses to hold bathwater and the toilet paper and other personal items she takes him. Dissidents show how wiretaps are used by the government to spy on them.
The film captures the constant fear Cubans live with.
At one point in the film, Allot approaches a Cuban man on the street and asks, "If I was Cuban and I said I don't like Fidel would I be in jail?" The man responds by saying, "Please don't ask me that."
A man of peace, Dr. Biscet was harassed by pro-government mobs before being put in prison for speaking out against the government. Jailed but not silenced, he continues to send messages from inside prison.
"He's still having an affect even from the dungeons of Castro's prisons and if he gets out he could lead the people to freedom and that is what the Cuban people want," Allot said.
"Oscar's Cuba" is the story the Cuban government does not want you to see.
The film is being shown in South Florida on Wednesday May 12th, Tuesday May 18th, Wednesday May 19th and Thursday May 20th. All four screenings will be at the Tower Theater, 1508 S.W. 8 Street in Little Havana.
Source: Capitol Hill Cubans
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Others have the clarity to see the lye within the daily rhetoric, we were feed for so many decades and wings of freedom start to grow.
Today, the sons of those ideals for which so many gave their lives, are devoured by the revolution.
The Ladies in White were born seven years ago, during the wave of arrests, known as the Dark Spring of 2003, when the mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of the 75 dissidents who were arrested on the spring of 2003, got together to ask for freedom for their family members imprisoned by the Communists.
Every Sunday after attending mass at the Church of Santa Rita, these brave women march down 5ta Avenida in Havana, Cuba. They march for the man who gave it all, because they understood that country is above any ideology and above themselves.
These Mujeres Coraje, (Women of Courage) march in spite of the insults, violence, shoves and abuses they receive at the hands of paramilitary crowds, dresses in civilian clothes. Their only weapons.....their unconditional love for their family members and a gladiola in their hands.
These are the women most feared by the communist regime of Cuba.
Please sing the Nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize for the brave Cuban Ladies in White!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Pedro Luis Boitel died in 1973 while on hunger strike in a Castro Prison. It is said that just like Orlando Zapata Tamayo, his water was taken away. His mother who pleaded to anyone that would listened, could not help him. No one cared to hear her. He was one of 12 documented prisoners who died during a hunger strike.
His tortures never imagined that his death would resonate decades later. His memory is revered by the opposition. In fact a baby that was just assaulted by Cuban police a few weeks ago, when his mother and two others including Jorge Luis Perez Antunez were being arrested, was named after him.
Boitel was allowed to die of hunger and thirst, then his body buried in darkness in an unmarked grave, so that even in death they could humiliate him. To this day acts of civil resistance are performed in front of his tomb and honors are given in his name.
His mother who fought against Batista, and recalls her house being searched often by Bastista's police, lived to see the Castro Revolution devour her own son.
She said that at least with Batista, there was always a loop hole, an open door, but with Castro there was no bargaining. She knew that man like her son could not live long. His cellmates remember a man who retained his dignity till the end.
Pedro Luis Boitel died at a time when even those of us who lived in Cuba, didn't find out what was happening in Castros dungeons.. A time when torture and murder happened in darkness while the world played footsies with a genocidal murderer.
His legacy will be that of a man who never abandoned the cause of freedom even when he was stripped of everything that he held dear. Pedro and so may others will be the ones who history will absolve. Man like Castro will join the ranks of Hitler and Stalin and their name will forever be recalled in shame.
A Revolution betrayed that swallowed our innocence and stained our soil with the blood of so many of our sons and daughters. Those of you who danced with the devil will have your own special place as accomplices to Genocine and torture.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I imagined that our Apostle Marti was watching us proud. All united for the freedom of Cuban political prisoners. Gathered in the name of those who have no freedom of expression, or right to gather to ask for their rights. United for the Ladies in White, so they can continue to march for the freedom of their love ones, without being mistreated or imprisoned.
United in one voice for the world to listen and not be an accomplice to so much violence against a peaceful dissidence and a people that can take no more.
We marched for those we left behind, for the thousands dead at the hands of the Castro dictatorship, for all the mothers who mourn their sons and daughters, for what we lost and for what we hope for. We marched for a better future for future generations.
Sadly, just moments before the schedule speakers arrived, I received a message from Facebook about the critical condition of Guillermo Farina who is on hunger and thirst strike. I remember that shared it with a man who started to cry. Many of us had tears in our eyes during the march and I can't blame them-it's been five decades of waiting for a change that never came.
At the start of the presentation, there was an announcement that they had recieved news from Cuba that Reina Tamayo, mother of murdered political prisoner Orlando Zapata, had been Hacked today, by a mob of Castro sympathizers. There is no honor in torturing a mother in mourning.
Present at the event were Andy Garcia, Perez Hilton, George Lopez, Maria Conchita Alonso, Steven Bower, Huber Matos, among others.
There were scream of down with Fidel, freedom, Zapata lives and in spite of Andy and Conchita's reminders that we could accomplish more in silence, we found difficult to stay quiet. The word silence is not in the Cuban dictionary.
Aproximately at four in the afternoon, we started walking and I have to say it was overcomed by the long line of people, dressed all dressed in white, united by the love of the our country of birth and the admiration of those inside Cuba, who are sacrificing their lives, to leave their children a better future.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
IT’S NOT A CUBAN ISSUE…IT’S A HUMAN ISSUE
A week has passed marking the 7TH anniversary of the Cuban government's imprisonment of 75 peaceful human rights advocates and independent journalists known as Cuba's Black Spring. 7 years later, over 50 prisoners of conscience remain in jail.
Only 2 weeks ago, one of these - ORLANDO ZAPATA TAMAYO – recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience, died after an 85 day hunger strike. Last week, family members of the 75 – known as LAS DAMAS DE BLANCO (Ladies in White) – organized a 7 day rally on the streets of Havana calling for their release. Many were hauled off violently by force while staging a peaceful protest on 3/17.
Cuban in LA writes to ask for your support and solidarity with them and youth who struggle for peaceful nonviolent change on the island. This Sunday, we’ll be joining events taking place nationally led by Gloria Estefan and Raices de Esperanza.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) Sign the online petition (link below)
2) Pledge to fast 12 hours beginning Sunday 3/28 at 6am.
3) Attend the Hunger for Change demonstration, Sunday 3/28 from 2-5pm @ Echo Park. Procession begins at 4pm.
**Meet at Jose Marti statue in Echo Park. Please wear white & bring a flower.**
4) Change your Facebook profile picture & tweet about your actions (see images of the Damas below)
5) Email to inform your friends and families, especially non-Cubans.
Join Oscar-winning director Pedro Almódovar and legendary Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa in calling for the immediate release of all Cuban prisoners of conscience. Sign here: http://firmasjamaylibertad.com/ozt/
12 Hour Fast
Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo, an Afro-Cuban human rights activist, died two weeks ago in a Cuban jail after enduring an 80+ day hunger strike. In response, multiple prisoners of conscience – including Guillermo Farinas - have initiated hunger strikes that have received international attention. Fast for 12 hours to demonstrate true solidarity.
Hunger for Change Demonstration
On March 17th, in the midst of seven days of commemorations marking the 7th anniversary of the Black Spring that summarily imprisoned 75 of their relatives, the Ladies in White were forcibly dragged and carried on to buses by state security to prevent their march. To mark the end of our 12 hour fast, we’ll march around Echo Park, echoing the Ladies in White by wearing white, and carrying flowers and images of the 75. The march will begin and end at the Jose Marti Statue.
Facebook & Twitter
Viral messages are the fastest way to spread information. Change your profile picture on Sunday 3/28 to that of Orlando Zapata Tamayo or the Ladies in White. Update your Facebook status & Twitter feeds with this message: "Today, I'm fasting in solidarity with the Cuban people who hunger for change."
Spread the Word
The power of Hunger for Change lies in spreading information about what’s happened and demonstrating solidarity with those involved. The more people know, the less willing the Cuban government is to continue repressing those in Cuba who dare to speak their own beliefs.
For more info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Dagni Pérez Rodríguez — at 18, reportedly the youngest political prisoner in Cuba — has started a hunger strike, according to Radio Martí.
Pérez, a member of the Central Opposition Coalition, started his protest March 19 after he was placed in a punishment cell at Pre-tensado prison in Villa Clara. He had earned the ire of his captors after he began shouting slogans in support of the Damas De Blanco, or "Ladies In White," which last week held a series of protest marches demanding the release of Cuban political prisoners.
Guards immediately grabbed Pérez, beat him and threw him in the prison's "hole."
Pérez has been imprisoned since March 5, when he was sentenced to 3 months in jail on a charge "damaging state property."
Sources- Radio Marti
Monday, March 22, 2010
!SecretosdeCuba Castro in critical condition: Information from Cuba via telephone, says that an ambulance entered the Castro family's compound in Havana... http://bit.ly/dnSAcV.
Please don't die yeat Fifo. Having you ass on your waist is not sufficient punishment!!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Cuban Police kept mothers, wifes, and sisters of political prisoners and dissidents from marching this Wednesday to demand the release of their loved ones. They were shoved into a bus as they were attempting to visit Orlando Fundora a dissident who had just started a hunger strike.
The group called "Ladies in White", was formed after what became known as the "Black Spring of 2003", when a vicious crack down of dissent. A total of 75 people were arrested then and given in most cases decades long prison terms for nothing more then disagreeing with the government. 53 dissidents remain in jail and 26 of them are very poor health.
These brave women who carry only gladiolas are no strangers to these types of treatments. It just doesn't seem very smart of the Castro Regime to show it's true colors at a time when the world is watching. Several of them were injured during the act of impunity.
Lets hope they stay safe tomorrow on the 7th anniversary of the "Black Spring".
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Orlando Fundora Álvarez, member of the group of 75, from the black spring arrests in 2003, who had been on hunger strike since March 10, has been transported to Alta Habana hospital. This has been confirmed by his son Victoriano Simil Triana.
Díaz, who in 2003 was sentenced to 21 years in prison, was being treated for dehydration and hypoglycemia.
Late last month and earlier this month, Díaz was one of several political prisoners who went on hunger strike after the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo. They called off the protest after supporters expressed concern about their health.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
While the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives holds a hearing on business transactions with Castro's repressive dictatorship, the U.S. Senate honors the life and sacrifice of Cuban pro-democracy leader Orlando Zapata Tamayo.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas has maintained a hunger and thirst strike for 14 consecutive days, stated during a telephone interview during the Oscar Haza program "A Mano Limpia", that if he dies, his replacement on hunger strike will be, engineer Felix Bonne Carcasses.
1.-Pedro Argüelles Morán Pedro (59 years) generalized osteoarthritis, total cataract in his right eye and almost total left condromalasia grade 3 osteoarthritis and synovitis in both knees, liver enlargement, circulatory disorders in both legs, prostatic hyperplasia and pulmonary emphysema. (20-year sentence)
2 .- Arroyo (55 years) Hypertension, left cardiomegaly, pulmonary emphysema, chronic otitis, pharyngitis, chronic gastritis and allergy to humidity. (26-year sentence)
3 .- Alexis Borges Silva (33 years) Hypertension, visual impairment and polyneuropathy. (3 year sentence)
4 .- Randy Cabrera Mayor (36 years) stomach ulcer. (16-year sentence)
5 .- Carlos Luis Díaz Fernández (39 years) severe diabetes and severe chest pains, which have not been addressed. Considerable weight loss and advanced. (17 years and six months of conviction)
6 .- Eduardo Díaz Fleitas (55): decompensated hypertension, arthritis, pyloric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, hiatal hernia, chronic gastritis, circulatory disorders, allergies and recurrent syncope (17-year sentence)
7 .- Ricardo Diaz Osvaldo Sanchez. Insomnia, hypertension, obstruction in the optic nerve, polyneuropathy and permanent strees. (5 year sentence)
8 .- Fernandez Sainz (58 years) hypertension, prostatic hypertrophy, grade I, eye disorders, hiatal hernia, pulmonary emphysema, cysts and kidney disorders, chronic conjunctivitis and severe weight loss. (15-year sentence)
9 .- Miguel Galván Gutiérrez (42) Hepatomegaly, digestive disorders. It is physically handicapped arm. (26-year sentence)
10 .- Jose Luis García Paneque (41 years) Poor intestinal absorption, hypertension, acute psychiatric disorders, renal colic, allergies and parasites. (24-year sentence)
11 .- Ricardo González Alfonso (57 years) Hypertension, heart murmur, congenital allergy to humidity and recent removal of the gallbladder. (20-year sentence)
12 .- Lester Gonzalez Penton (30 years) Hypertension, heart murmur, sinusitis, headaches, chronic gastritis, allergies, intestinal malabsorption, cervical disorders, hemorrhoids and psychiatric disorders. (20-year sentence)
13 .- Jorge Luis González Tanquero (37 years) Hypertension, cervical disease, chronic tonsillitis, high cholesterol, otitis media, fatty liver, bronchial asthma and psychiatric disorders. (20-year sentence)
14 .- Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta (40 years) Hypertension, vitiligo, grade II retinopathy, osteoarthritis, peri adema vesicular disease. (20-year sentence)
15 .- Librado Linares García (46 years) Severe vision loss, postoperative sequelae by pyloric syndrome, Dupping syndrome, intestinal malabsorption, pulmonary emphysema, synovitis in the leg and gastritis. (20-year sentence)
16 .- Luis Milán Fernández (37 years) Hypertension, hepatomegaly, tumor in the humerus bone, pulmonary emphysema and nasal and ocular allergy. (13-year sentence)
17 .- Nelson Molinet Espino (42 years) severe hypertension, angina pain, high cholesterol and chronic tonsillitis. (20-year sentence)
18 .- Juan Angel Moya Acosta (42) Operated by affection of the spine, hemorrhoids and digestive trstornos. (20-year sentence)
19 .- Pablo Pacheco Ávila (37 years) operated a half patellar plica of the right knee and sinuvitis chronic renal ptosis by lack of body weight. (20-year sentence)
20 .- Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez (56 years) stomach ulcer, headache, renal cyst, spina bifida, scoliosis, cardiovascular disorders, prostatic hyperplasia, partial hearing loss and the sequel of fracture at the base of the skull. (20-year sentence)
21 .- Fabio Prieto Llorente (44 years) Hypertension, pulmonary emphysema, hemorrhoids, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (20-year sentence)
22 .- Alfredo Pulido López (45 years) acute bronchial disease, headache and neck pain, unstable blood pressure, psychiatric disorders, hypoglycemia, gastrointestinal disorders, visual and dental and congenital liver failure. (14-year sentence)
23 .- Arnaldo Ramos Lauzerique (65) advanced hypertension. (18-year sentence)
24 .- Cecilio Sanchez Reinoso (64) arteriosclerosis, glaucoma, suspicion of prostate cancer.(16-year sentence)
25 .- Omar Moisés Ruiz Hernández (59 years) angina, disturbances in blood pressure, high triglycerides, a condition in the retina, spina bifida and digestive disorders. (18-year sentence)
26 .- Guido Sigler Amaya (53 years) prostate disorders, digestive disorders, duodenal ulcer, renal cysts, parasites and acute weight loss. (20-year sentence)
27 .- Antonio Augusto Villareal Acosta (56 years) Hypertension, headache, Retensioning fluid in the legs and nervous disorders. (15-year sentence)