On 28 February 2008, the Havana regime signed, as a propaganda maneuver, the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. At that time Raul Castro was seeking to legitimate his figure in the international arena and to project himself as a future option for the country. Six […]
State violence has been the Cuban regime’s principle recourse for maintaining power for over 55 years. Beginning with the insurrection against Fulgencio Batista, executions, as a method of punishment, were used relentlessly. Anyone who wanted to show their loyalty had to deliver the coup de grace and take part in executions. A mix of the […]
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By Carmen Muñoz for ABC.es To Antonio G. Rodiles (born Havana, 1972) it seemed “unthinkable” that a Cuban musician would dare to ask for free elections during an official concert, until the jazz musician Roberto Carcassés did it last week in the capital. “It’s a sign of the new times,” said this physicist, director of […]
The independent project Estado de SATS invites artists, intellectuals, activists and defenders of human rights to participate in the First International Conference on Human Rights and the UN Covenants, as part of the Campaign for Another Cuba and the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Date: December 10-11, 2013 Place: Havana, Cuba […]
Phone screen: On the way with a friend I got a message that said SATS is suspended today, is that true? / It’s false, State Security sent it; yes there will be Estado de SATS / Thanks, we’re coming there without fail and will be in SATS. On the afternoon of August 16, State Security […]
HAVANA, Cuba, July 29, 2013: The political landscape of the island has been energized recently. In the international arena the event with the greatest impact is undoubtedly the death of Hugo Chavez and his succession embodied in Nicolas Maduro, a man with few political tools who, despite many odds, has managed, for now, to maintain […]
The Estado de SATS project and the Campaign For Another Cuba invite all Cuban designers and visual artists to participate in the exhibition: Posters For Another Cuba, which will open in the city of Miami on May 4, 2013. The artistic proposals will bring visions from different aspects (economic, political, cultural, humorous, social and spiritual) […]
The writer Ángel Santiesteban has been transferred to Prison 1580, and the attorney for his case Amelia Rodriguez Cala could not see him today, despite having made a formal request and this right being guaranteed under the law. The officials denied the visit and told her that Angel was in “voluntary starvation” and a ”cell […]
HAVANA, Cuba, April 1, 2013, Pablo Mendez. On Friday March 29 State of Sats held a session on the recently concluded World Baseball Classic at its headquarters on 1st Street between 46 and 60, in the Havana neighborhood of Miramar. Sergio Girat, administrator of the blog “Major League Baseball Clubs in Cuba,” part of the […]
Zone of Silence Presentation and lecture by Ángel Santiesteban Wednesday 27 February at 6:00pm. You can send text messages of support to the writer at: (535) 242-7900 You can follow the presentation live via Twitter #yosoysantiesteban Place: Estado de Sats headquarters Address: Ave 1ra % 46 y 60 #4606 . Miramar. Playa The writer Ángel Santiesteban-Prats […]
Five years after Cuba’s representative signed the United Nations Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the situation with regards to fundamental rights in Cuba remains precarious. The violation of fundamental rights is not only a part of the repressive apparatus of the State, but our national legislation itself […]
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Five years after the Cuban government signed the UN pacts: What is the situation of civil and political rights of economic social and cultural rights in Cuba? How much grows For another Cuba campaign and what has been the government response? What are the realistic expectations for change in short and medium terms? All these […]
“No” is a 2012 film directed by Chilean Pablo Larrain. The film tells the No campaign in the 1988 plebiscite, Chile and features a cast led by Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco and Nestor Cantillana. In January 2013, he became the first Chilean film nominated for Oscar for “Best Foreign Film”. The campaign […]
By Ivette Leyva Martínez CaféFuerte.com offers for the consideration of its readers a selection of 12 events that affected Cuba and Cubans during the past year. The selection was made considering the impact of these events on the political, economic and cultural life of the country. They were organized chronologically, not according to relevance. It […]
(from July 2012) Antonio Rodiles, photo by Ernesto Santana HAVANA, Cuba, www.cubanet.org Introductory Note: On July 24, 2012, during the funeral of the opposition leader Oswaldo Payá, there were violent arrests of several activists and dissidents, among them Antonio Rodiles, who was held for 24 hours at the Fourth Police Station and interrogated by State Security, […]
Estado de Sats Work Team Meeting for 2013
With the independent Cuban attorneys Yaremis Flores and Laritza Diversent (Cubalex), René Gómez Manzano (Agramontista Current), Antonio G. Rodiles (Mathematical Physicist) and students from the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School of New York. This video is 44 minutes long. There is a live interpreter translating the session into English in real time.