For Cuban dissidents, prison is the only destination

Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta arrives in Spain in August. (AFP)

Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta/CPJ Guest Blogger Babalu blog 1/18/2011

I was born beneath the yoke of a tyranny, now more than 50 years old, in which prison is the only destination for its deterrents. I first came across this destination in 1997, when […]

Nobel Ire Increases in China

Jeremy Page The Wall Street Journal 12/9/2010

BEIJING—China blocked access to several foreign media outlets, intensified a crackdown on political activists, and fired a fresh salvo of criticism at the U.S. on the eve of a ceremony Friday marking the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a jailed Chinese dissident.

…A handful […]

Cuba uses sniffer dogs to track down crooks, dissidents

Cuba extols the successes of its police sniffer-dog program, but U.S. experts question its broad use and its reliance on an aging, bottled collection of scents.

BY JUAN O. TAMAYO Miami Herald 09/09/2009

A Cuban police dog sniffs a murder weapon and is then set to sniff six bottles holding the scents of suspects, just […]