Raul Castro

Dissidents: Cuba Selling Rotten Meat to Diabetics, Pregnant Women

The Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), one of the island’s largest dissident groups, published evidence of the Castro regime selling rotten meat to locals in eastern Santiago de Cuba at a market that has no functioning refrigeration, the Spanish newspaper Diario de Cuba reported on Sunday.

A butcher cuts pork into pieces 28 November 2006 in Havana, Cuba. The military parade Saturday at which Fidel Castro is widely expected -- though his attendance is not officially confirmed -- is the climax of almost a week of festivities. Some 300,000 people are expected to march, and 2,000 …

Report: Cuba Violently Forcing Hundreds of Dissidents into Exile

An over 200-page report published by a coalition of human rights NGOs Wednesday concluded “without fear of error” that Cuba has violently forced or threatened to force, “hundreds” of political dissidents into exile, in many cases buying them plane tickets and taking them to the airport at gunpoint.

Leonard Gildarie/Kaieteur News