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Cuban journalist expelled from Havana for the ninth time in two years

Journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias of the Hablemos Press agency was detained on Sept. 30 and is currently awaiting expulsion from the Cuban capital of Havana to his hometown of Camagüey in the east of the communist country.

Martínez has been arrested three times this year and expelled from Havana nine times in the last two years, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Cuban police arrested more than 2,500 independent journalists from Hablemos Press for political reasons, the agency reported.

The Cuban government also recently revoked the press credentials of the foreign correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El País.

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