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December 10, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) stands with the brave human rights defenders and democracy activists around the world working to secure a better future for their countries. In honor of Human Rights Day, we decided to profile one of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists, Jose... Read More
September 26, 2019
From spoiled ballots to unsanctioned demonstrations, some Cubans are challenging the island’s political status quo. On February 24, Cubans voted on a new constitution incorporating 760 changes — ranging from the recognition of private... Read More
February 23, 2019
Since Juan Guaido was sworn in as Venezuela’s President January 23, more than 50 countries have recognized his interim government, and only a few have denounced Guaido in favor of Nicolas Maduro. Cuba has been the most ardent Maduro... Read More
March 09, 2018
What do a Puerto Rican model, an Italian model, and a Canadian fitness coach have in common? All of their identities have been used by the Cuban government to create fake social media accounts... Read More
March 15, 2017
Have you heard them speak? Have you seen them lead? Maybe not. Yet, even in a country where political freedoms are constrained, Cuban women manage to do both. Here are a few of their stories. Take the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) — female activists whose spouses were jailed for opposing the... Read More
April 17, 2015
April 10 and 11, leaders from 35 countries in North and South America as well as the Caribbean—including, for the first time, Cuba—met in Panama City, Panama for the seventh Summit of the Americas. The summit process, initiated during the Clinton administration in 1994 has provided a platform for... Read More
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Casey Cagley

Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division