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Cuba's Long Black Spring

Five years after the Castro government cracked down on the independent press, more than 20 journalists remain behind bars for the crime of free expression.

Interviews by Borja Bergareche

Spring Nightmare

CPJ asked Manuel Vázquez Portal, a Cuban writer, poet, and journalist swept up in the 2003 crackdown, to describe the year he spent in prison before being freed in 2004. He chose to describe his imprisonment in nightmare imagery. Vázquez Portal now lives and works in Miami.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of December 10, 1948.
Compiled by María Salazar as of March 3, 2008
Special Report on Cuba by the Committee to Protect Journalists