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HAVANA TIMES : The (Non) Right of Cubans to Travel -Haroldo Dilla Alfonso-February 1, 2010- The situation in Cuba concerning the freedom to travel is unfortunate. What I’m describing here is not for Cuban readers (who are all too familiar with this issue), but for those who are unaware of the matter and are forced to accept the information of those who close their eyes to this flagrant civil rights violation, a veritable wedge driven between the Cuban nation made up of both émigrés and those residing on the island. Above all, travel for Cubans is not a right, but a legal privilege. It is a condition that can be granted or rescinded. It is a revocable concession by an unappealable power and is without a defined judicial framework. In all cases, the departures of these people imply considerable fees that can end up in well excess of US $500, an immense sum for a population with exceedingly depressed wages that average $20 a month. In short, to leave, each person must be able to pay for a letter of invitation, a passport and an exit permit. On top of this, once in the destination country, the traveler must make payments to the Cuban embassy in that country a sum that varies each month they remain in that country, which is a highly uncustomary practice. This sum fluctuates between $40 and $150 a month. There are no laws or clearly written regulations covering these processes; rather, there are arbitrary and discretionary practices that mix starkly fascist reins of political control with mercurial motivations of the worst kind. In this way, the Cuban government denies a right that it alternately sells to those who can afford it. But we must pay them, and pay them well, so they can continue reproducing their power with the same parasitic style they’ve displayed over the last fifty years. CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE! http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=18972
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LGBTQ Nation: United Nations vote will lead to more LGBT murders, activists claim- By Mark Singer A vote last week by the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Committee has LGBT and human rights activists outraged over the decision to remove “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. Following is the list of countries that voted to remove “sexual orientation” from the anti-execution resolution: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei Dar-Sala, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, CUBA..... http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2010/11/united-nations-vote-will-lead-to-more-lgbt-murders-activists-claim/
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TRY GOING TO MARIELA CASTRO'S "BLOG" AND LEAVE A COMMENT! THERE IS NOT OPTION TO DO THAT! WHAT IS SHE SO AFRAID OF?? AND WHY CAN SHE COME TO THE BAD OLD U.S.A. AND YOANI SANCHEZ CANNOT GET THE O.K. FROM THE CUBAN "GOVERNMENT" TO TRAVEL OUT OF CUBA, 19 TIMES SHE HAS TRIED?? HYPOCRISY? CASTRO OLIGARCHY? OF COURSE! YOANI LAST NAME IS NOT RELATED TO THE CASTRO FAMILY! EL BLOG DE MARIELA CASTRO link http://elblogdemarielacastro.blogspot.com/
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LGBTQ Nation: United Nations vote will lead to more LGBT murders, activists claim- By Mark Singer A vote last week by the United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Committee has LGBT and human rights activists outraged over the decision to remove “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. Following is the list of countries that voted to remove “sexual orientation” from the anti-execution resolution: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei Dar-Sala, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, CUBA..... http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2010/11/united-nations-vote-will-lead-to-more-lgbt-murders-activists-claim/
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TRY GOING TO MARIELA CASTRO'S "BLOG" AND LEAVE A COMMENT! THERE IS NOT OPTION TO DO THAT! WHAT IS SHE SO AFRAID OF?? AND WHY CAN SHE COME TO THE BAD OLD U.S.A. AND YOANI SANCHEZ CANNOT GET THE O.K. FROM THE CUBAN "GOVERNMENT" TO TRAVEL OUT OF CUBA, 19 TIMES SHE HAS TRIED?? HYPOCRISY? CASTRO OLIGARCHY? OF COURSE! YOANI LAST NAME IS NOT RELATED TO THE CASTRO FAMILY! EL BLOG DE MARIELA CASTRO link http://elblogdemarielacastro.blogspot.com/
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Tony Russomanno: Mariela Castro has been incorrectly reported as having endorsed same-sex marriage. The same reports say her father, Raul, also supports same-sex marriage privately. In fact, she has only come out publicly in support of civil unions, which her father is said to support. This question was put to her at the LGBT Center tonight: "You have been quoted as saying you support civil unions, but a number of news reports say you also support same-sex marriage. Could you clarify for us. Do you support... or do you oppose... same-sex marriage... and what are your reasons?" She gave a long answer but did not say if she is in favor or opposed to same-sex marriage. She said she was "heartened by Obama's support of gay marriage," even though she said he has not gone far enough because his support is not law. As for Raul, she said, " "In Cuba the president has not decided. He works. He works internally. " As a follow up, she was asked, "How soon do you expect to see gay marriage in Cuba?" She said, "We are proposing a new family law that would give the same rights to same sex couples." However, she said the Catholic Church and Cuba's Communist government officials objected to gay marriage, "so to maintain their support, we did not push the issue." "I believe if heterosexual couples have rights then same sex couples should have the same rights," she said.
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