Sentenced to 18 years in prison at Guantánamo, Chafarina.
Jorge Olivera Castillo was the head of Havana Press agency (Havana) and later its interim director and a former reporter for New Cuban Press. In a 1997 crackdown on independent journalists he was denounced by Cuban authorities for "consorting with the ...
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