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Obama meets with Cuban dissidents in South Florida

MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama played golf in Florida Saturday, ending an overnight trip during which he spoke at Democratic fundraisers and met with Cuban dissidents.

Opposition activists arrested in Cuba

MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Several Cuban dissidents were arrested after protesting in front of a Havana police station over the arrests of a group of activists and independent lawyers.
Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform

Arrests show Cuba not yet ready for reform

HAVANA, July 25 (UPI) -- Cuba's wide-scale crackdown on dissent that led to arrests at a funeral shows the Central American country is not yet ready for credible political reform despite its ambition to embrace a market economy.

Cuban dissident arrested, released

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Cuba have released political activist Guillermo Farinas following his third arrest in 48 hours, his mother said.

European Parliament honors Cuban dissenter

STRASBOURG, France, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Cuban dissident had to thank the European Parliament for a human-rights prize by recorded message Wednesday.

Cuban dissident awarded Sakharov Prize

BRUSSELS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The European Parliament decided Thursday to award its 2010 Sakharov Prize to Guillermo Farinas, a Cuban activist who has spent years in prison.

EU hands award to Cuban dissident

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The European Parliament Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has staged numerous hunger strikes to raise awareness about human rights abuses in Cuba.
Cuban dissident ends hunger strike

Cuban dissident ends hunger strike

HAVANA, July 9 (UPI) -- Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ended his hunger strike after the government announced it would release 52 political prisoners, Farinas's supporters said.

Spain hoping Cuba will free prisoners

HAVANA, July 6 (UPI) -- Spain's foreign minister says supporting a dialogue on improving human rights is the aim of his three-day trip to Cuba this week.

Report: Cuba improves dissident treatment

HAVANA, May 24 (UPI) -- Cuba's Communist government is taking steps to improve its treatment of jailed dissidents, a journalist says.

Cuban arrests of women relatives shows hardening on rights issue

STRASBOURG, France, March 19 (UPI) -- Cuba's detention of 30 women relatives of political prisoners showed no sign of an early resolution as European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek issued a sharp condemnation of Havana's actions aimed at crushing dissent.

Granma: Cuba can't force-feed protester

HAVANA, March 9 (UPI) -- The Cuban government is willing to let Guillermo Farinas, a dissident who has been on hunger strike for two weeks, die, the official newspaper Granma suggests.

Another Cuban dissident on hunger strike

HAVANA, March 4 (UPI) -- An opponent of Cuban leader Raul Castro says he is on a hunger strike following in the footsteps of dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo who died last month.
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