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Category Archives: Cuba

January 18, 2012

Guantanamo and Its Critics

Guantanamo Bay will almost certainly outlive this U.S. presidency, and possibly even the next. Despite pledging to shut the military prison, Barack Obama clearly does not intend to do it any time soon. Yet while the president seems to have …

Posted in 9/11, Cuba, Human Rights, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United States
June 29, 2011

Fiesta Havana: Cuba’s First Gay Pride Parade

Cuba’s dictatorial regime is starting to recognise that members of the gay community have rights too.
A small group of Cubans took to the streets in Havana to celebrate positive steps taken by the Communist government towards homosexuality, such as its …

Posted in Cuba, Human Rights, The Scoop
March 3, 2008

Oh Fidel, We Knew Ye Too Well

Executive Summary:
1.     The transition from Fidel to Raul Castro is unlikely to bring any discernible benefit to the impoverished people of Cuba, with totalitarian rule remaining in place.
2.     Support for the Fidel Castro regime by sections of Westminster is difficult to comprehend, and extremely regrettable.
3.     It …

Posted in Cuba, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, United States