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Cuban Dissident Accuses Government of Smear Campaign

Former political prisoner Marta Beatriz Roque on Wednesday said that Cuba's Communist government "is using low and dirty methods" to discredit the opposition and confuse public opinion. continue reading »

First Day of Hunger Strike Leaves 67 Year Old Cuban Dissident “Very Weak”

Cuban dissident Marta Beatriz Roque said Tuesday she feels "very weak" the day after going on a hunger strike to demand the release of an opposition prisoner. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Ends Hunger Strike as Arrests Double in August

Cuban dissident Jorge Cervantes, who has been in police custody since Aug. 22, ended the hunger strike he has been pursuing for 13 days to demand his release, his mother told Efe on Tuesday. "The family asked him for the favor of suspending the (hunger) strike because he would be one more casualty," Alba Verdecia said by telephone from her house in Las Tunas, 690 kilometers (428 miles) east of Havana. continue reading »

Woman Dies in Immigration Enforcement Custody as a Result of Hunger Strike

A woman in Illinois has died as a result of nearly month-long hunger strike after she was arrested and set to be deported. Lyvita Gomes, 52, is said to have died of malnutrition at the continue reading »

MX Teen Has Been on Hunger Strike at British Embassy, Wants to Be Invited to Royal Wedding???

Estíbaliz Chávez, a 19-year-old Mexican student has been camping in front of the British Embassy in Mexico, in a bid to get invited to the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: 33 Chilean Women Start Hunger Strike and Make Demands (BILINGUAL) (VIDEO)

HS-News brings you the letter the new Chilean 33 sent to government authorities. continue reading »

UPDATE: 34 Mapuches in Chile Continue Hunger Strike Day 83

UPDATE: The Chilean Senate passed new reforms to the controversial anti-terrorism law this week, but they are not enough to end the Mapuche hunger strike that enters its 83rd day today. When the Chamber of Deputies approves the reforms they will be come law. Changes include limiting the use of anonymous witnesses and lowering penalties for arson, two points the hunger strikers had pushed for. “We hope to offer to the country a solution for this problem, which has gone on for many days and has distressed millions of Chileans,” Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter continue reading »

Hunger Strike of Indigenous Mapuche Detainees in Chile draws Attention

President Sebastian Pinera has asked the Catholic Church to help negotiate an end to the nearly two-month hunger strike. The Mapuches claim that the anti-terrorism laws that the government uses to prosecute them are unfair. Some specific examples they site are that the out dated law permits masked witnesses -which allow anonymous testimony to be heard and recorded, extended time that the Mapuches can be held in custody with out any communication and double prison sentences. continue reading »