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Articles - 21/02/2014  

Articles - 04/02/2014  

Articles - 20/01/2014  
The CELAC, the Cuban regime and the defense of democracy
Gabriel C. Salvia y Manuel Cuesta Morúa

Latino-Cuban Dialogue - 14/01/2014  
Annual Edition 2013
Latino-Cuban Dialogue
Latino-Cuban Dialogue is a quarterly publication (in Spanish) of the Program of International Democratic Solidarity (Puente Democrático) of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL), with the objective of generating an exchange of ideas between figures of civil society, academics and analysts of Latin America and actors of the Cuban civil movement, that will help to reflect on distinct themes that contribute to a scenario of political opening and democratic transition in Cuba.
Puente Democrático

Articles - 27/11/2013  
Human Rights and Dictatorships at the UN
The Council has 47 member states, regionally elected by a majority of the UN countries. For the election of the members of the UN Human Rights Council, the contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights in the country should be taken into account. Now, regarding some of the countries that have just been elected to serve on this body, like Saudi Arabia, Cuba, China, Vietnam, and Russia, it remains clear that the fulfillment of its goal is unfeasible. Can there be a greater contradiction than a Human Rights Council that incorporates dictatorships?
Gabriel C. Salvia

Documents - 31/10/2013  
Year XI Number 48 - October 31, 2013
Conclusions of the 17th Forum 2000 Conference
A constantly recurring theme in our discussions has been the extent to which a country’s, or group of countries’, distinctive history and culture impacts on what can be done and how quickly it can be done when it comes to both initiating and sustaining transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, and in particular whether revolutions are likely to consolidate or collapse.
Gareth Evans

Documents - 29/01/2013  
Year XI Number 41 - January 29, 2013
Conclusions of the Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy
Jerzy Pomianowski

Documents - 01/11/2012  
Year X Number 39 - November 1, 2012
The struggle for a democratic Zimbabwe
Speech by Glanis Changachirere, Institute for Young Women Development, Zimbabwe: On the Occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 7th World Assembly, October 14th, 2012 in Lima, Peru.
Glanis Changachirere

Documents - 24/10/2012  
Year X Number 38 - October 23, 2012
A crisis in the human rights concept in the begining of the 21st century
Essential human rights principles say that for citizens ‘everything which is not forbidden is allowed’ while for the government ‘everything which is not allowed is forbidden’. But authoritarian states manage to turn these principles upside down both in law and it practice.
Yevgeniy Zhovtis

Articles - 27/07/2012  

Books - 15/12/2011  
Diplomacy and Human Rights in Cuba. From the Black Spring to the liberation of the political prisoners
In the words of George Orwell, “one does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship”. That sentence, from his novel 1984 , published in 1949, was to prove true on a remote Caribbean island – Cuba – a decade later. At that moment, the first day of the year 1959, the world looked kindly on the feat of those bearded, idealistic boys, who had defeated the loathsome regime of Fulgencio Batista. (From the Prologue by Jorge Elías)
Ingemar Cederberg y otros

Articles - 18/07/2010  
On probation: the release of political prisoners in Cuba
Immediately one can listen to the optimistic readings on political changes in Cuba, as if ignoring the repressive regime's skill to hold in power for more than half a century. However, so long as first generation human rights are considered a crime, nothing will change in that country and those who are being released can be sent back to prison anytime.
Gabriel C. Salvia

Articles - 07/01/2010  
Our Hapless Man in Havana
For a month, Cuba has detained a USAID contractor for passing out laptops. It's time for the U.S. to send over a whole lot more.
Christopher Sabatini

Articles - 06/11/2009  

Documents - 17/09/2009  
Year VII Number 30 - September 17, 2009
Latin America, the European Union and Cuba: Approaches towards Totalitarianism
This document seeks to study the UPR corresponding to the Cuban regime, which took place during the fourth working session of the UPR Working Group, in the period February 2nd-13th 2009, and its corresponding context. The focus is comparative between two regions of the world: Latin American governments and European governments.
Pablo Brum y Mariana Dambolena


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