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Cuba Arrests U.S. Flag Protester for Trying to Help Tornado Victims

Police arrested Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident who spent over a year imprisoned in a psychiatric facility for waving a U.S. flag at the 2017 communist May Day parade, on Sunday after he appeared in the devastated Havana neighborhood of Regla and attempted to provide aid to those affected by this month’s tornado.

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nation’s most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Protesters Force Cuban President Out of Tornado-Hit Area After Regime Sells Food Aid

A video circulating among Cuban dissident outlets this weekend shows a convoy carrying Cuban second-in-command, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, and several high-ranking communist officials forced out of the Regla neighborhood of Havana by an angry crowd of tornado victims shouting “shameless!” and “liars!”

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Canada Recalls Diplomats After Another Brain Injury in Cuba

The government of Canada announced on Wednesday that it would cut its diplomatic presence in Cuba in half after documenting a new case of unexplained brain trauma in an embassy worker, a move that the communist regime responded to with hostility.

A man walks beside Canada's embassy in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Canada's foreign ministry said Monday that it is ordering families of diplomatic staff in Cuba to return home amid questions about mysterious health symptoms detected in 10 people who were stationed on the island.

142 Political Prisoners to Spend Christmas Behind Bars in Cuba

The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights has identified at least 142 prisoners of conscience who will remain imprisoned this Christmas under the communist Castro regime, which resolutely denies the existence of any political prisoners on the island.

A Cuban inmate remains in his cell at the maximum security 'Combinado del Este' prison, in Havana, on April 9, 2013. Cuban authorities organized a visit for the international media --the only one in the last nine years-- to the biggest prison in Cuba, to show the press the prison …

Cuba’s Ceremonial President to Step Out of Castro’s Shadow with TV Show

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who answers to Communist Party leader Raúl Castro, announced on Wednesday that he will soon launch a YouTube channel and a television program intended to bring him “closer to the people.” Díaz-Canel also said he aspires to expand the presence of the Castro regime on social media to combat “adverse information.”

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Cuban Hospital Denies Entry to Man for Wearing U.S. Flag Shorts

A Cuban man denounced the communist regime in a video published Tuesday, alleging that his local hospital prevented him from entering to visit his ailing pregnant wife because he was wearing shorts emblazoned with the American flag.

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Cuba Blames Trump for Bread, Egg, Meat, and Rice Shortages Before New Year

Cuba’s second-in-command, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, issued remarks Sunday blaming “the impact of the embargo, which has strengthened under the Trump administration,” for nationwide shortages of bread, eggs, and other basic good as Cubans prepare to celebrate the new year and the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

Workers fired for selling 15,000 apples to one client in Cuba

Imprisoned Cuban Dissident Rapper Sews His Mouth Shut in Protest

Cuban rapper “Pupito en Sy” announced a hunger strike in solidarity with fellow hip-hop artist Maykel Castillo “El Osorbo,” who last week sewed his mouth shut while in prison to protest Cuba’s impending ban on “unauthorized” music.

Cuba eyes EU's planned Iran sanctions-busting system

Report: Russia to Loan Cuba $50 Million to Buy Their Weapons

The Russian government plans to loan Cuba’s communist dictatorship $50 million to buy their military equipment, with the island’s new President Miguel Díaz-Canel scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow later this week. 

Kremlin loses regional votes amid anger over pension reform

Cuban ‘Diplomat’ Mob Shouts Down U.N. Meeting on Political Prisoners

The Cuban delegation to the United Nations interrupted a meeting on the island’s ongoing imprisonment of political dissidents on Tuesday by shouting insults over the speakers, calling the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) a “puppet” of the United States and refusing to let participants express themselves.

Cuban diplomats at UN stage noisy protest at US event

Cuba: Over Half of Dissidents Violently Arrested in September Were Women

A monthly report tracking politically motivated arrests in Cuba published this week revealed that over half the victims of these arrests, most members of pro-democracy dissident groups, were women, an indication the communist regime is systematically targeting women for repression.

Ladies in White, a women's dissident group that calls for the release of political prisoners, begin their weekly march in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama arrives Sunday afternoon for a three-day visit to Cuba, the first visit by a U.S. president to the island in …

Cuba: Video Shows Brutal Arrest of Pro-Democracy Ladies in White

Cuban dissidents published a video Sunday showing the head of Cuba’s pro-democracy Ladies in White group, Berta Soler, being assaulted and dragged away by state security for holding up a sign reading “Revolution is Repression.”

Cuban dissident, leader of the Human Rights organization Ladies in White, Berta Soler, speaks during a interview in Havana, on November 27, 2016, two days after the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.