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On Cuba, Sanctions and Really Smart Tour Guides

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

By William J. Murray, Chairman Almost every adult in Cuba has a college education, provided at no cost. The result of this level of education for all became evident to me when my wife and I recently took an evening tour of Havana. Our tour guide, Susanne, was a lawyer fluent in Spanish, German and

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Baptist Pastor Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso Has Been Put Under House Arrest

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

A Baptist pastor remained under house arrest in central Cuba Monday, January 27, after he was reportedly detained by the Communist island’s political police and state security forces as part of a larger crackdown on dissidents, ahead of a regional summit.

The troubles began Sunday, January 25, after police surrounded the home of Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, who is pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Taguayabon, Christian rights investigators said.

Prospects Appear Dim for Religious Freedom in Cuba

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) counted 120 religious rights violations on the island last year, compared with 30 in 2011. Hundreds of people were affected, with some cases involving entire churches and denominations. CSW notes that the tally of religious rights violations does not include more than 200 people believed to have been incarcerated during Pope Benedict 2012 visit