Cuba

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB104901.FE Cuba: The application of government measures for individuals who have exceeded the time limits for returning to the country, namely 11 months before January 2013 and 24 months as of January 2013, and the treatment of such individuals, if any - June 2014 (PDF)
       
    • CUB101911.E - Procedures followed to obtain an exit permit; procedures followed to extend an exit permit while outside of Cuba; consequences to returning to Cuba with an expired exit permit - Jan. 2007 (PDF)
    • CUB102202.E - Checks and balances to protect against government employees taking bribes or giving favours for issuing exit visas to persons who have been deemed unreliable or been refused permission to travel, or both; whether records are kept of exit visas that would be accessible when a person failed to return on time; whether the issuer of the exit visa could be identified through a paper trail. - Jan. 2007 (PDF)
    • CUB103126.FE - Procedures that people who are Cuban by birth must follow in order to apply for Cuban citizenship after losing it by obtaining the citizenship of another country. - Apr. 2009 (PDF)
    • CUB103444.FE - Procedure for obtaining an exit permit; procedure for extending an exit permit from outside Cuba; consequences of returning to Cuba with an expired exit permit. - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • CUB103429.FE - Emigration permit (permiso de emigración) issued to a minor. - Apr. 2010 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103764.E - Rights and obligations associated with having an American Visa that states "Not a visa. Foil prepared at the DHS Request. Special Parole for Family Members of Cuban Immigrant Beneficiaries"; whether this entitles the holder to permanent residence. - May 2011 (PDF)
    • CUB103999.E - Requirements and procedures to obtain an exit permit and to extend an exit permit while outside Cuba; information on migration regulations and how they are applied to citizens, including consequences for returning to Cuba with an expired permit; whether individuals are prosecuted for violating migration regulations or experience restrictions after entering the country, such as being precluded from housing, health care or other social services. - April 2012 (PDF)
    • CUB104288.E: New exit-permit rules for Cuban citizens, including requirements and procedures; situation of Cuban citizens who left under the previous rules and are in violation of the law; whether doctors encounter obstacles to obtain exit permits because of their profession. Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • CUB104291.E: Whether a person suspected of anti-government activities or a person who has been punished for not being patriotic would have been able to obtain a passport and an exit permit. Feb. 2013 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB104825.E - Military service, including legislation, obligations, and alternatives; consequences for refusal - March 2014 (PDF)
    • CUB103429.FE - Emigration permit (permiso de emigración) issued to a minor. - April 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB104825.E - Military service, including legislation, obligations, and alternatives; consequences for refusal - March 2014 (PDF)
    • CUB104066.E - Corruption at the state and private level - May 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non Government Sources


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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National/Racial/Ethnic Minorities - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Afro Cubans

Non Government Reports


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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB104825.E - Military service, including legislation, obligations, and alternatives; consequences for refusal - March 2014 (PDF)
    • CUB102200.FE - Protection and recourse for women who are victims of domestic violence. - Jan. 2007 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service (RIC Report)
    • Human Rights Conditions in Cuba Since the Papal Visit - March 1999 (PDF)
    • Systematic Suppression of Dissent - Dec 1998 (PDF)
    • The Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia and the Consejo Unitario de Trabajadores Cubanos - Aug 1998 (PDF)
    • Dissidents and Political Organizations - Dec 1997 (PDF)
    • Information on the Liga Cívica Martiana - Dec.1997 (PDF)
    • Background on the Social Christian Party and the Christian Democratic Party - Oct 1997 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Issues for the 112th Congress - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB104825.E - Military service, including legislation, obligations, and alternatives; consequences for refusal - March 2014 (PDF)
    • CUB102203.E - Treatment of family members of persons who left Cuba to immigrate to other countries. - Jan. 2007 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Report


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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB101910.E - Information on jobs occupied by Cuban nationals at the Canadian Embassy in Havana and associated hiring procedures; whether Cuban national staff have access to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) communications, specifically from Etobicoke, Ontario; whether there are any reports or allegations of Cuban national staff relaying information to Cuban state authorities about refugee claimants - Nov. 2006 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests

    • CUB104825.E - Military service, including legislation, obligations, and alternatives; consequences for refusal - March 2014 (PDF)
    • CUB102204.E - A section of the penal code entitled "Abandonment of Functions" and its use to punish employees of the government who defect and abandon their positions (2002 - Dec. 2006) - Feb. 2007 (PDF)

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Maps

  • Maps University of Texas Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Cuba

Foreign Government Reports


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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB103952.FE - The procedure for obtaining a medical report; whether there is a standard form at the national level; whether doctors are required to report serious injuries or injuries sustained as a result of a crime. - May 2012 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • CIA - Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service (RIC Report)
    • Systematic Suppression of Dissent - Dec 1998 (PDF)
    • The Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia and the Consejo Unitario de Trabajadores Cubanos - Aug 1998 (PDF)
    • Information on the Liga Cívica Martiana - December 1997 (PDF)
    • Dissidents and Political Organizations - December 1997 (PDF)
    • Background on the Social Christian Party and the Christian Democratic Party - Oct 1997 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Issues for the 112th Congress - Aug. 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Home Office Report - Political Organizations - October 2008 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Commission on International Religious Freedom - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF), 2008 (PDF), 2007 (PDF), 2006 (PDF)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service (RIC Report)
    • Information on a Religious Group Believing in Miraculous Properties of Water - June 2000 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service (RIC Report)
    • Status of Homosexuals - Aug 1999 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB102201 - Treatment of homosexuals, including protection offered by the state and the attitude of the population. - Jan. 2007 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - CDR's/Revolution Defence Committees

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)

    • CUB103443.FE - Revolution Defence Committees (Comités de Defensa de la Revolución, CDR); whether informants with the CDRs report the population's acitivities to the police, government or security agencies; the consequences of refusing to join a CDR (2008-April 2010) - Apr. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Deserters

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Immigration and Refugee Board

    • CUB105318.E Cuba: Treatment of "deserters," and whether the law regarding dereliction of duty is applied, including towards university professors (2014-2015) Oct. 2015.(PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center

    • If "Deserters" are prohibited from returning to Cuba for 5 years, what would happen to them if they tried to re-enter Cuba during that period? Is there any COI evidence of the arbitrary detention and abuse to "deserters"? Are there any particular countries that will provide "deserters" with protection? - Dec. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees/Repatriated balseros

US Government Reports

  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service (RIC Report)

    • Organization formed by people repatriated to the island - May 2000 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Response to Information Requests (RIRS)

    • CUB104290.E: Treatment by authorities of failed asylum seekers that have returned to Cuba, including the treatment of family members that remained in Cuba. Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102626.E - Whether the United States (US) deports Cuban nationals who do not have legal status in the US; if not, what happens to Cubans in the US who lose their permanent resident status or other legal status; whether Cubans with illegal status in the US can work and live in the US - Jan. 2008 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Movimiento 24 de Febrero

US Government Reports

  • US Immigration and Naturalization Service (RIC Report)

    • Movimiento 24 de Febrero - May 2000 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2014 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Cuba - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Latin America - Terrorisim Issues - August 2014 (PDF)

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Updated February 11, 2016