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  • 24 Aug 2017 12:13 PM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

    24 de agosto de 2017 09:35 PM

    Actualizado 25 de agosto de 2017 09:46 AM

    “Este tipo de ‘ataques acústicos' ya ha sido practicado por el castrismo anteriormente”, señaló, recordando el relato del ex preso político cubano Luis Zúñiga.

    Frente a una Comisión Internacional de Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad del Castrismo (JusticeCuba), Zúñiga dijo el 15 de julio en Miami que los “ruidos electrónicos” fueron un método de tortura utilizado regularmente en el Pabellón 47 de la prisión Combinado del Este, donde estuvo recluido en 1977.

    Contó que se colocaban altavoces en ambos extremos del pasillo de celdas y se elevaba el volumen hasta niveles insoportables para el oído humano.

    “El sonido era como el de la radio de onda corta cuando no está sintonizado y emite sonidos estridentes”, dijo. “La tortura duraba todo el día y toda la noche (…) y terminó cuando un preso, Rafael Del Pino Siero, murió”, agregó.

    Zúñiga dijo que en 1981, cuando estaba en la cárcel de Bonitao, en Santiago de Cuba, nuevamente fue sometido a “los ruidos electrónicos” y dijo que el autor fue el capitán Alvis Matos, “entrenado por la KGB soviética”.


  • 10 May 2017 3:26 PM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

    JusticeCuba meets with OAS secretary general

    Luis Almagro meets with René Bolio, Yang Jianli and Manuel Zalba

    By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Hatzel Vela - Cuba Correspondent

    MIAMI - Representatives of JusticeCuba met with Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the Organization of American States on Tuesday  in Washington.

    Almagro listened to JusticeCuba delegates René Bolio, Yang Jianli and Manuel Zalba. Horacio Garcia and Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat were also at the meeting.

    The newly formed Miami-based organization aims to document cases to accuse the Castro regime of crimes against humanity in honor of Mario Manuel Peña, a Brothers to the Rescue pilot killed Feb. 24, 1996. 


  • 07 Feb 2017 2:37 PM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

    ¿Gobierno de Trump replantearía relaciones diplomáticas con Cuba?

  • 30 Nov 2016 9:47 AM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

    November 30, 2016 07:34 PM

    Updated November 30, 2016 11:06 PM

    Around 4:30 p.m., the crowd began to swell and fill the street between 12th and 13th avenues as the party atmosphere took hold. Before speakers took the stage, Willy Chirino’s “Nuestro Dia” blasted from loudspeakers and sent the crowd into sing-along.

    The rally capped days of cathartic celebration since Castro’s death late Friday. Organized by 2506 Assault Brigade as an event to unite exiles, the event began with a moment of silence to honor those who fell in the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961, and the many dissidents who have been killed and imprisoned under Castro’s rule.

    Among those is Eduardo Lambert, 76, a veteran who survived the invasion and was briefly captured before returning to the U.S. Like so many, he was awakened at midnight Friday by a phone call from a friend with the news.

    “We weren’t able to do it by force in the Bay of Pigs,” he said Wednesday, sitting in front of the monument honoring him and his fellow exiles. “But time took him away.”

    Lambert, an economist, was hopeful Castro’s death might signal a new era for Cuba.

    Lambert’s attitude echoed throughout Wednesday’s event, which was equal parts victory party and political rally. It marked a stark contrast to the somber atmosphere in Cuba, where a funeral procession carrying Castro’s remains criscrossed the country, with tens of thousands lining the streets to pay their respects to their former leader.

    In Miami, a series of speakers roused the crowd with indictments of Castro’s legacy and President Barack Obama’s policy to re-establish relations with the Cuban government. Tinges of U.S. politics colored the crowd as some people yelled "Viva Trump," donned "Make American Great Again" hats and hoisted campaign signs in support of President-elect Donald Trump.

    A saxophone player led the crowd in a rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" followed by the Cuban national anthem, “La Bayamesa.’’

    "Fidel Castro is no hero," said Sylvia Iriondo, president of MAR (Mothers and Women against Repression) por Cuba, in an address to the crowd. "He was the most ruthless dictator in the hemisphere."

    Naisofi Pieonn, a 27-year-resident of Miami, pushed a cart full of flags and Cuban bread through the morass. She said she had a reason to smile today and the days to come because of the death of Castro.

    "It's very difficult in Cuba," she said in Spanish. "I'm happy and my family is happy he is dead."


  • 30 Nov 2016 9:42 AM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

    MIAMI - Little Havana continued to be a site of celebration Wednesday as Calle Ocho was closed to traffic for a rally after the death of Fidel Castro. 

  • 27 Nov 2016 10:00 AM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

    In Miami, Cuban exiles call for ‘massive rally’ to mark Fidel Castro’s death

    Miami’s Cuban-American community tapped enduring symbols of its decades-old exile Sunday to demand a democratic future for communist Cuba now that Fidel Castro is dead — beginning with a cathartic rally planned for Wednesday at the Bay of Pigs Memorial in Little Havana for “all who have been affected by this regime.”

    And not far from the museum honoring Bay of Pigs veterans, where about 100 people had gathered to call for the midweek rally, crowds formed for a second day in front of the Versailles Restaurant on Calle Ocho, where they filled the sidewalks waving American and Cuban flags as passing cars honked their horns.

    Some carried photos of loved ones whom they said had been jailed and persecuted by Castro, but had not lived to learn of his death late Friday at age 90. Others banged pots and pans, and chanted rhythmic slogans in Spanish, demanding democratic reforms.

    Cuba libre ya!” Free Cuba now!

    Nearly all had stories of how Castro had changed their lives, forever.

    At the museum honoring the 2506 Assault Brigade, symbols abounded of the struggle — by exiles in Miami and dissidents on the island — against Castro’s rule.

    Gathered in a room with walls covered by portraits of men who died in the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, brigade veterans joined with members of Damas de Blanco or Ladies in White, a government opposition movement in Cuba formed by the wives of jailed dissidents.

    Throughout a half-hour press conference, they exhorted President-elect Donald Trump and Miami’s Cuban-American community to push hard for freedom in Cuba.

    “The tyrant has died, but tyranny remains,” said Humberto Arguelles, president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. He announced a rally “for liberty and democracy in Cuba” on Wednesday, set to begin at the Bay of Pigs Memorial on Southwest Eighth Street and 13th Avenue at 5 p.m.


  • 19 Nov 2016 6:18 PM | Silvia G. (Administrator)


  • 04 Aug 2016 2:33 PM | Silvia G. (Administrator)

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