Roberto de Jesus Guerra, one of the most accomplished independent journalists on the island, returned to Cuba last week after visits to Europe and the United States where spoke about his work with the Hablemos Press news agency.
Hablemos Press journalists report the stories the Castro dictatorship would rather not be told -- especially those that serve to hold the regime to account for its repression of the Cuban people.
One way Guerra, the director of the agency, does that is by each month compiling a list of those arrested and detained, whether for an hour or more, by the police because of their political opposition to the dictatorship.
In the month of May, Hablemos Press reported this week, there were at 323 such arrests, bringing the total for the year to 1,867.
The numbers differ from those compiled by another human rights group, but the point remains: repression in Cuba is as pervasive as ever. And it's only getting worse.
To read Hablemos Press' latest report, including details about each arrest in May, go here.