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Issue 3 | March, 2017



A publication of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS)


NEWS
Cuba Kills Another Dissident
By Mary Anastasia O’Grady
Score another kill for the Cuban military dictatorship: Last month it eliminated Afro-Cuban dissident Hamell Santiago Más Hernández, an inmate of one of its most notoriously brutal prisons...
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One Israeli killed and eight injured in a car accident in Cuba
By Laura Sigal
One Israeli named as 70-year-old, Nahum Heinken from Gadera, was killed and eight others were injured in Cuba when their mini bus flipped over, the Foreign Ministry released Saturday morning...
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ISIS fanatics call on supporters to 'terrorize' Jewish people in the West
By j.post.com Staff
Despite purported political openness, restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and movement continued. Local civil society and opposition groups reported increased politically motivated detentions and harassment of government critics....
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SPOTLIGHT
Cuba's self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans more than the US embargo
By Katarina Hall
At the end of January, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., introduced the Agricultural Export Expansion Act aimed at removing restrictions on United States agricultural exports to Cuba. Following the steps of 16 other states, Virginia also launched its Engage Cuba State Council, an initiative of the Cuba Engagement Coalition that seeks to promote trade and travel with Cuba and eventually lift the embargo...
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A brave act in Cuba deserves American support
By Washington Post Editorial Board
Bringing freedom and democracy to totalitarian Cuba will be no easy task. Two indispensable ingredients, though, must be courage on the part of thecountry’s dissidents and democrats, and international solidarity with them. Both were on display in Havana over the past week. At the center of events was Rosa María Payá Acevedo, daughter of the late Oswaldo Payá...
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US Congresswoman Calls Out Colleagues for Meeting with Castro over Cuban Dissidents
By Karina Martin
Miami Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen criticized her peers this week for regularly traveling to Cuba but not fighting against human rights violations and other problems caused by the dictatorship. “Will they have the courage to do it or do they just want an excursion to make Cuba attractive?”...
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