Today, the U.S. Department of State released its 2009 International Religious Freedom Report.
Here is a summary of its Cuba section:
The [Cuban] Government continued to exert control over all aspects of social life, including religious expression. The Government harassed some members of religious organizations that were not officially recognized. Although government harassment of religious organizations continued during the reporting period, reports of harassment declined slightly. Various religious groups reported fewer restrictions on politically sensitive expression, the ability to hold religious activities even for organizations without official recognition, increased capacity to conduct charitable and community service projects, fewer import and travel restrictions, permission to repair buildings, and significant increases in membership. The Government continued to maintain strict controls on the construction of new buildings for religious purposes, and permission was difficult to obtain. Religious groups complained about widespread surveillance and infiltration of their membership by state security agents.
- ► 2013 (554)
- ► 2012 (1158)
- ► 2011 (1032)
- ► 2010 (1043)
10/25 - 11/01
- Spain's Groveling $elf-Interest
- Cuban Intelligence Targets Congressmen
- Raul "the Reformer" Emulates Louis XVI
- Amb. Susan Rice's Remarks at the U.N.
- The U.N. Never Disappoints
- Chavez Seeks Midas Touch (For Himself)
- Environmental (or Ideological) Defense Fund?
- Another Classic U.N. Hypocrisy
- The Office of (Anti) Computerization?
- Religious Freedom Report Released
- Deaths (Murder) in Castro's Prisons
- Bobby Rush to the Rescue
- The Cuban People's View of Havana
- Welcome to Castro's 545 Prisons
- ▼ 10/25 - 11/01 (14)