Ricardo González Alfonso

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Expelled from Cuba jails, journalists languish in Spain

April 17, 2012 11:10 AM ET

In 2010, following midsummer negotiations between the Catholic Church and the government of President Raúl Castro, Cuban authorities began releasing imprisoned journalists, sending them into forced exile with their families. In April 2011, the last of more than 20...

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Jailed Cuban journalists to be flown to Spain, reports say

July 12, 2010 2:40 PM ET

New York, July 12, 2010—Imprisoned Cuban journalists are expected to be among a group of political prisoners to be released tonight and put on a flight to Spain, where they are due to arrive on Tuesday morning, according to...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Cuba

February 16, 2010 12:41 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Vibrant blogging culture emerges despite severe Internet restrictions.• Jailed journalists suffer amid inhumane conditions. Key Statistic 22: Reporters and editors in jail as of December 1. Cuba was hit hard by the global...

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Hopeless, a sister visits her imprisoned brother in Havana

August 26, 2009 12:53 PM ET

Graciela González-Degard is 72 years old. She has salt-and-pepper hair, long elegant hands, soft manners reminiscent of another era, and a bad knee that she blames on age. Once a Catholic nun, Graciela moved to the United States from...

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Exiled Cuban journalist speaks at Spain 'Attacks' launch

February 11, 2009 12:50 PM ET

The utility company had just cut off the electricity supply to his house. Darkness and shadows were back in Alejandro Gonzalez Raga's life. His rented apartment in Madrid--shared with his wife, siblings, and in-laws--was as devoid of light as the...

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Exiled Cuban journalist speaks at Spain 'Attacks' launch

February 11, 2009 12:50 PM ET

The utility company had just cut off the electricity supply to his house. Darkness and shadows were back in Alejandro Gonzalez Raga's life. His rented apartment in Madrid--shared with his wife, siblings, and in-laws--was as devoid of light as the...

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Cuba's Long Black Spring

March 18, 2008 8:15 PM ET

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....

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