March 30, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Cuba's National Assembly approved a law on Saturday that provides tax breaks and other incentives to attract foreign investors to grow business in the communist economy of Cuba. The Assembly voted unanimously in a special session to approve the law, which becomes valid within the next 90 days. The ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US State Department, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) joined Tuesday to condemn the Cuban government's detentions of dissidents to keep them away from a Havana summit of hemispheric leaders. According to rights activists in Havana, an estimated 100 pro-democracy ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that 2014 should be the year to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the US shifts away from a "permanent war footing." Obama first pledged to close the detention center five years ago, despite political opposition, and urged congress during his ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday elected 14 countries to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) beginning January 1. The assembly chose Algeria, China, Cuba, France Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, ...[read more]
August 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday called for Cuba to release five prisoners whom the group has called "prisoners of conscience." AI reported that the five prisoners are indicative of the continuing repression of speech that exists in the country. Cuba denies holding political prisoners and has ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Guantanamo Bay was leased to the US by Cuba on February 23, 1903, as part of the Cuban-American Treaty. Although the US had maintained a military presence at Guantanamo Bay since the Spanish-American War, the perpetual lease has allowed the US military to construct a permanent naval base on the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
During the course of the War on Terror, the US military detained hundreds of individuals as "enemy combatants"a label the US government used to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without protections under the Geneva Conventions. With military conflicts first in Afghanistan and la... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Guantanamo Bay was leased to the US by Cuba on February 23, 1903, as part of the Cuban-American Treaty. Although the US maintained a military presence at Guantanamo Bay since the Spanish-American War, the perpetual lease allowed the US military to construct a permanent naval base on the site. The ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday said that US authorities' efforts to thwart Edward Snowden's attempts to seek asylum amount to serious human rights violations. According to Wikileaks, a whistleblower website, Snowden submitted asylum applications to a host of countries, including Ecuador, ...[read more]
June 11, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday announced that military commission charges have been filed against Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi. Al-Hadi is an Iraqi prisoner who has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba since 2007. The official charge sheet alleges, among other things, ...[read more]

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