By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent evangelical official in Cuba says security forces harass him as part...
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WASHINGTON/HAVANA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists planned prayers near the White House Sunday to express concern that Barack Obama will be the first American president visiting Cuba in nearly 90 years, despite a reported crackdown on churches and other rights abuses on the Communist-run island.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Baptist pastor remained under house arrest in central Cuba Monday, January 27, after he was reportedly detained by the Communist island's political police and state security forces as part of a larger crackdown on dissidents, ahead of a regional summit. The troubles began Sunday, January 25, after police surrounded the home of Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, who is pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Taguayabon, Christian rights investigators said.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SANTA LUCIA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 10,000 people attended Cuba's first evangelistic outdoor rally in decades with many accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at the event, where a huge storm miraculously passed, an evangelical aid and mission group said Thursday, June 28.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Over two months after a Cuban pastor was beaten and left unconscious in eastern Cuba, officials have still no suspects in the case, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Wednesday, April 10.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from Cuba HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- As Pope Benedict XVI was leaving Cuba, "hundreds of dissidents", including devoted Christians, were released after spending the week in prison or under house arrest to stop them from attending any religious activities surrounding his visit, rights activists confirmed Friday, March 30.
HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban authorities are targeting a top religious rights advocate and other activists as well as Christian leaders with travel bans and visits by security agents amid growing tensions with Washington, BosNewsLife established Thursday, June 22.
By BosNewsLife News Center HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor’s wife who lost her baby after a neighbour attacked her on the street, is being fined the equivalent of over two months salary on charges of "disturbing the public order" on that day, Christian trial observers said Friday, August 21.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor who was jailed for leading independent churches in Cuba has arrived with his wife and children in the United States "as refugees", the church leader and activists said Friday, February 1.