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Asylum Resource Series: Cuba

by USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center

Perspective Series
Perspectives are written by expert consultants and may reflect the views of individuals or groups. Like Profiles, they provide background information on the political and social conditions in a country and particularly the human rights situation. These papers are usually over 50 pages in length and include a table of contents and index.

Systematic Repression of Dissent (December 1998) (546k)
Human Rights in Cuba Since the Papal Visit (October 1999) (321k)

Query Responses
Queries are short responses to specific inquiries received from Asylum Officers and other branches of the DHS. Responses may consist of photocopies of articles or may be a short narrative based on staff research and/or information from experts. On the website, only the query response is available. Attachments referenced in a query will not be available on the website.

Information Packets
Information Packets are compilations of articles and reports on a given country or subject from a broad spectrum of sources produced by the RIC. On the website, only the table of contents will be made available. See How can I obtain copies of publications that are not on the Internet? for a complete copy of an Information Packet.

Human Rights in Cuba IP/CUB/95.001 (June 1995) 131 pages

Cuba: Information on Government-Sponsored Petition to Amend the Constitution (August 13, 2002)

Cuba: Information on a Religious Group Believing in Miraculous Properties of Water (June 8, 2000)

Cuba: Movimiento por la Democracia en Cuba (MDC) (May 30, 2000)

Cuba: Movimiento 24 de Febrero (May 18, 2000)

Cuba: Organization formed by people repatriated to the island (May 5, 2000)

Cuba: Status of Homosexuals (August 9 1999)

Cuba: The Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia and the Consejo Unitario de Trabajadores Cubanos (August 7, 1998)

Cuba: Dissidents and Political Organizations (December 15, 1997)

Cuba: Information on the Liga Cívica Martiana (December 2, 1997)

Cuba: Background on the Social Christian Party and the Christian Democratic Party (October 27, 1997)

About The Author

USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center ("RIC") was established to meet the information needs of the Asylum Officer and Immigration Officer Corps in the US and overseas by providing them with credible and objective information on conditions in the countries of origin of asylum and refugee applicants. To meet this need we obtain information from reputable human rights monitors, other government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the media. The RIC is a Branch of the Asylum Division in the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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