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    Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking

    Don’t ignore Cuba’s role in human trafficking Report says pressure led to better ranking in State Dept. report. Cuba a popular site for ‘sex tourism,’ critics say. Department says its reporting was thorough and fact-based. BY FRANK CALZON cubacenter.org Continued international trafficking of people and the sexual abuse of minors are two of the world’s […] Continue reading

    Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography

    Committee on the Rights of the Child Queries the Government of Cuba Regarding the Sale of Children and Child Pornography Posted on July 6, 2015 Committee on the Rights of the Child, 70th Session – 2015, Draft Program Review of States Parties’ Reports List of questions relative to the briefing presented by Cuba by virtue […] Continue reading

    Otorgan premio al Toronto Star y El Nuevo Herald

    Publicado el jueves, 10.17.13 Otorgan premio al Toronto Star y El Nuevo Herald REDACCIÓN DE EL NUEVO HERALD Una investigación conjunta del turismo sexual infantil en Cuba y Canadá por el Toronto Star y El Nuevo Herald ganó el premio de Beyond Borders, una organización canadiense sin afán de lucro que trabaja para proteger a […] Continue reading

    Joint El Nuevo Herald-Toronto Star reports on child sex tourism in Cuba and Canada are honored with award

    Posted on Thursday, 10.17.13 Joint El Nuevo Herald-Toronto Star reports on child sex tourism in Cuba and Canada are honored with award MIAMI HERALD STAFF A joint investigation by the Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald of child sex tourism in Cuba and Canada won a prize from Beyond Borders, a Canadian nonprofit that works […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Justice Minister says the government fights prostitution

    Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 Cuba’s Justice Minister says the government fights prostitution BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Statements by Cuba’s minister of justice that prostitution is not a social problem on the island and that cases of child prostitution are “minimal” are evidence the government is turning a blind eye on the serious problems, a […] Continue reading

    The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang

    The USCCB, Cuba and the Chong Chon Gang By Marielena Montesino de Stuart ♦ Bishop Richard E. Pates tries to influence American policy towards Cuba. ♦ The socialist reality of the USCCB is clear, even when they coat it with Cuban sugar. ♦ With Obama in the White House and Francis in the Vatican – […] Continue reading

    They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana

    They Pick up the Prostitutes but Not the Trash on the Streets of Havana / Orlando Freire Santana Posted on September 28, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – At almost the same moment that Mariela Castro declared that Cuba only penalizes pandering, but not prostitution, police officers in uniform and in plainclothes conducted an operation […] Continue reading

    Cuban hotel guests complain of prostitution

    Posted on Tuesday, 07.16.13 Cuban hotel guests complain of prostitution BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Most online guest reviews of beach resorts mention the quality of the sand, the water, the food and the towels and linens. And the Club Marea del Portillo and adjoining Club Farallón on Cuba’s southeastern coast are no different. But […] Continue reading

    Police moved against prostitutes in Havana after Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald published series on child prostitution in Cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, 07.16.13 Police moved against prostitutes in Havana after Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald published series on child prostitution in Cuba JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Café Paris in downtown Havana, a seedy hangout for prostitutes from Cuba’s provinces, is reported to be nearly empty. So are several other bar-girl joints in the neighborhood, like […] Continue reading

    Toronto man convicted of tourist sex crimes in Cuba

    Posted on Friday, 06.14.13 CUBA Toronto man convicted of tourist sex crimes in Cuba By Robert Cribb Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher Toronto Star An elderly Toronto man became the first Canadian convicted of sex crimes committed against children in Cuba after he pleaded guilty Friday to six counts, including little-used child sex tourism charges. […] Continue reading

    Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad

    Prostitution in Cuba: Denied at Home, Enabled from Abroad March 30, 2013 Graham Sowa HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba the denial of prostitution is a lie of omission: the government doesn't really talk about it. At the same time American politicians promote a travel ban that seriously damages United States efforts to identify and prosecute […] Continue reading

    Canada vows to take action against sex tourists who target children

    Posted on Monday, 03.18.13 Canada vows to take action against sex tourists who target children By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com The Canadian government has vowed to stop sex offenders from travelling abroad to abuse children in the wake of a series by the Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald that exposed how easily Canadian sex […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl’s death

    Cuba's most horrifying episode of child sex tourism resulted in a girl's death In May, 2010, Lilian Ramirez Espinosa, along with three other Cuban adolescents, was part of a sex party involving foreigners. Lilian ended up dying, though it's still not clear how. Cuban lawyer Laritza Diversent says the authorities reacted to the fact children […] Continue reading

    U.S. child-sex tourism to Cuba hardly exists

    Posted on Sunday, 03.17.13 CUBA U.S. child-sex tourism to Cuba hardly exists These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. An odd combination of Washington's trade embargo on Cuba and tough U.S. laws on sex […] Continue reading

    How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors

    Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex Tourism in Cuba: Second of three parts How Cuba became the newest hotbed for tourists craving sex with minors HAVANA — These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. The […] Continue reading

    Toronto sex offender could be first Canadian convicted of child sex tourism in Cuba

    Toronto sex offender could be first Canadian convicted of child sex tourism in Cuba Toronto man James McTurk, 78, has been convicted twice on child porn charges, and now faces charges of child sex tourism for abusing children in Cuba. At the Toronto Police Service, a small group of investigators is dedicated to sifting through […] Continue reading

    Canadians are major customers in Cuba’s child sex market

    Canadians are major customers in Cuba's child sex market Canada is lax when it comes to stopping its sex offenders from going to Cuba and preying on underage prostitutes. Most tourists are drawn to Cuba by the sand, the sunshine, and the culture. But a few tourists – including some Canadians – are drawn by […] Continue reading

    James McTurk: Portrait of an alleged sex tourist in Cuba

    Posted on Saturday, 03.16.13 Sex tourism in Cuba | First of three parts James McTurk: Portrait of an alleged sex tourist in Cuba These stories are the result of a joint investigation by Toronto Star reporters Robert Cribb, Jennifer Quinn and Julian Sher, and El Nuevo Herald reporter Juan O. Tamayo. James McTurk is 78. […] Continue reading

    Sex Tourism: The Largest Free-market in Cuba

    Sex Tourism: The Largest Free-market in Cuba October 15, 2012 Yenisel Rodriguez Perez HAVANA TIMES — When the Cuban government began promoting the tourism industry in the 1990s, it was sex tourism that jump-started that initiative. Twelve years into the 21st century, they have managed to transition to other more conventional forms of tourism. Eco […] Continue reading

    Shame on Cuba: Blind Eye to Human Trafficking

    Shame on Cuba: Blind Eye to Human TraffickingOlivia SnowJuly 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm "If the girls give me trouble I hurt them." These are the words of human trafficker Aktham Zuhair Salem Madanat. Known for trafficking girls from Cuba to the United Kingom, Madanat had no qualms about openly discussing how he lured 10- […] Continue reading

    New Trafficking in Persons Report

    New Trafficking in Persons Reportat 12:19 AM Wednesday, June 17, 2009 The U.S. State Department has just released its 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report, which lists Cuba as one of 17 nations in the lowest possible category, Tier 3. According to the report: Cuba is principally a source of women and children trafficked within the […] Continue reading

    The Isolation of Cuban Youth

    The Isolation of Cuban YouthAnd the problem of prostitutionBy Gabriel Aubry GayónSpecial to The Epoch TimesApr 07, 2008 Lucia and her son Mario are sitting in their living room, watching a cultural show on state television in their modest apartment in Vedado, an upscale Havana neighborhood. They have a visitor: Arnold, a retired American professional [...] Continue reading

    Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night

    Turin
    Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night
    Dos Patrias. Cuba y la Noche (Documentary — Germany)
    By JAY WEISSBERG
    A Christian Liffers production. Produced, directed, written by Liffers.

    Life for gay men in Cuba is explored via six protags in novice helmer
    Christian Liffers' handsome "Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night." Nicely
    structured without being rigidly tied down, docu steers… Continue reading

    2006 Report: Victims of Trafficking and Violence

    2006 Report: Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000:
    Trafficking in Persons Report
    2006-09-28 http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2006/

    […] CUBA (TIER 3)

    Cuba is a source country for women and children trafficked for the
    purposes of sexual exploitation and forced child labor. The nature and
    extent of trafficking in the country is hard to gauge due to the closed
    nature of… Continue reading

    Cuban gays find support in Fidel’s niece

    Posted on Sat, Jul. 29, 2006

    CUBA
    Cuban gays find support in Fidel’s niece
    Raúl Castro’s daughter is fighting traditional Cuban cultural views and
    her own uncle’s apparent scorn of gays as she labors for greater rights
    for the island’s sexual minorities.
    BY MARY LAMEY
    The Gazette

    MONTREAL – Mariela Castro preaches revolution, though not the kind her
    uncle Fidel… Continue reading

    Cuba on smuggling nations list

    Posted on Tue, Jun. 06, 2006

    STATE DEPARTMENT
    Cuba on ‘smuggling’ nations list

    From Miami Herald Wire Services

    WASHINGTON – An annual State Department report has again listed Cuba and
    Venezuela among countries that are not doing enough to crack down on
    human trafficking.

    The report, issued Monday, also listed Saudi Arabia, Belize, Myanmar,
    Iran, Laos, North Korea, Sudan, Syria,… Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    March 8, 2006

    Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
    president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
    through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,
    the government bureaucracy, and… Continue reading