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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 New
 Castro, Same Cuba
 Political Prisoners in the Post-Fidel
 Era
 I. Executive Summary
 Recommendations
 II. Illustrative Cases
 Ramón Velásquez Toranzo
 Alexander Santos Hernández
 “Jorge Barrera…
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I. Summary and Recommendations   Over the past four decades, hundreds of thousands of people have left Cuba, many of them seeking basic rights denied them by the government of Fidel Castro, such as the rights to freedom of expression, association, and…
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To facilitate its full integration into the world community—and thus the world economy—the Cuban government is trying to improve its human rights image. To a limited extent, the government’s concern with image has given rise to some concrete improvements…
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Based on numerous interviews with Cuban dissidents, recent exiles and human rights monitors both inside and outside of the country, Human Rights Watch offers the following conclusions regarding human rights in Cuba, the Cuban exodus of 1994, and the U.S.…
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Cuba is undergoing an economic crisis without precedent since the access to power of Fidel Castro in 1959. The causes, both ultimate and proximate, of that crisis are beyond the scope of this report. The crisis, however, and the consequent political…
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Today, at least twenty-one human rights activists are believed to be held, with or without charge, for infractions of Cuban law such as producing a human rights newsletter and attempting to form a political party. The crimes under which human rights…