Tag: <span>Guillermo Farinas</span>

Cuba: Detentions At Dissident’s Funeral Criticized

Top Story — Amnesty International and the U.S. Government criticized the Cuban government after it briefly detained some 40 people who attended the funeral of dissident Oswaldo Payá on Tuesday.  Cuban dissident and hunger-striker […] Read More >

Cuban Government Says Dissident Died of Pancreatitis, not Police Beating

In a response to claims that police brutality ended the life of Juan Wilfredo Soto García on Saturday, Cuban state media reported Monday that the death of the 46 year-old […] Read More >

Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Ends Hunger Strike After 130 Days

Today in Latin America Top Story — Cuban doctor and political dissident Guillermo Fariñas ended his hunger strike after refusing food for over 130 days. Fariñas, who began his hunger […] Read More >

Cuban Government To Release Up To 52 Political Prisoners, Catholic Church Official Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — Cuba’s Catholic Church announced Wednesday that the communist government has agreed to release up to 52 political prisoners that were arrested in 2003, […] Read More >

Cuban Government Calls Dissident Journalist’s Hunger Strike “Blackmail”

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Cuban government Monday lambasted the hunger strike of dissident journalist Guillermo Fariñas as “blackmail” and refused to release 26 political prisoners in […] Read More >