Cuba’s ‘Convivencia’ Project Celebrates Its First Decade

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 15 October 2017 — It was April 2007 and a time of dark days. The most stagnant part of the Catholic Church intervened in the magazine Vitral (Stained Glass Window), shifting it away from its marked social mission. In the face of the hijacking, the editors jumped ship and months later … Continue reading “Cuba’s ‘Convivencia’ Project Celebrates Its First Decade”

December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility / Convivencia

Convivencia, Pinar del Rio, 20 November 2015 — December 17, 2014 opened, without a doubt, a new stage, a new phase in the recent history of Cuba: it was the announcement of the process of restoration of diplomatic relations between the governments of Cuba and the United States. Both leaders welcomed the mediation of Pope … Continue reading “December 17th, One Year On: Balance and Responsibility / Convivencia”

Declaration of “Convivencia” Magazine on the Restoration of Diplomatic Relations Between Cuba and the U.S.

Convivencia (Coeixistence) magazine salutes the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cuba and the United States of America. We hope that this climate of dialogue and negotiation is also established between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and independent Cuban civil society, with a respect for unity in diversity, the right to self-determination … Continue reading “Declaration of “Convivencia” Magazine on the Restoration of Diplomatic Relations Between Cuba and the U.S.”

Convivencia [Coexistence]: Test, Maturation and Growth / IntraMuros, Dagoberto Valdes

Dagoberto Valdes speaking on the 4th anniversary of the magazine. Dear friends of Convivencia: The time God gives us to do good works and grow in humanity passes quickly. We are already celebrating the fourth anniversary of the digital magazine Convivencia. The presence of all of you here and the multiple and diverse collaborators that … Continue reading “Convivencia [Coexistence]: Test, Maturation and Growth / IntraMuros, Dagoberto Valdes”

Prizes in the 2nd Convivencia (Coexistence) Contest – 2011 / Intramuros

CONVIVENCIA (COEXISTENCE) LITERARY CONTEST II – 2011 JURY RESULTS Prize in the Photography category: The jury decides, unanimously, to award the prize in the genre of Photography to the series titled: Desconocido (Unknown), by the Cuban author, Alberto Borrego Sánchez, of San Cristóbal, Artemisa province. By judicious selection of settings, use of bold and contemporary … Continue reading “Prizes in the 2nd Convivencia (Coexistence) Contest – 2011 / Intramuros”

Minutes of the First Convivencia Contest 2010

First Convivencia Literary Contest 2010 Minutes of the Jury Prize in the Essay category: Utopia, Challenges and Difficulties in Today’s Cuba. By Dimas Castellanos Marti, of Bayamo, who lives in Havana Unanimously and in one of the most difficult discussions that taken by this jury, it emerged as the decision in the prize for a … Continue reading “Minutes of the First Convivencia Contest 2010”

The Words of Dagoberto Valdés at the Awards Ceremony for the First Literary Contest of the Magazine Convivencia

By Dagoberto Valdés Dear Prize Winners, Ladies and Gentleman of the Jury, Friends: Coexistence Magazine, less than three years old, begins the journey of literary and artistic competitions, next to the wall of a family that has given us a home without borders. After three years spanning the distances, we could mimic the famous poet … Continue reading “The Words of Dagoberto Valdés at the Awards Ceremony for the First Literary Contest of the Magazine Convivencia”

The Impact of the Pandemic Will be Devastating for Cuba, Economists Warn

14ymedio, Havana, 4 May 2020 —  With the arrival of the coronavirus, Cuba has entered a phase of great difficulties that affect the tourist industry, imports and families’ standard of living. Experts agree on this, trying to predict the impact of the pandemic on an economy weakened over many years. “One internal factor and three … Continue reading “The Impact of the Pandemic Will be Devastating for Cuba, Economists Warn”

Fights and Domestic Violence Soar During Quarantine in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, Marcelo Hernández, 8 April 2020 — He’s been sitting in the park all morning. Although being at home is the best thing to do to prevent the spread of Covid-19, for 24-year-old Yunior, it’s a nightmare to have to stay in the Los Sitio apartment where he lives with three brothers, an alcoholic … Continue reading “Fights and Domestic Violence Soar During Quarantine in Cuba”

How Does The Cuban Government Keep An Eye On You? / Cubalex

Cubalex, 6 January 2020 — After the publication of Decree-Law No. 389/2019, special techniques of investigation were introduced, including undercover operations, successful collaboration, the use of electronic or other types of surveillance and controlled deliveries. The same Decree-Law establishes that these techniques are appropriate or necessary for the investigation of criminal acts, which, by their … Continue reading “How Does The Cuban Government Keep An Eye On You? / Cubalex”

Civil Society in Cuba is Diverse, Beyond the Control of the Government

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, Havana, 8 December 2019 — A few days ago, I took part in an exchange of ideas on the social network Facebook after a Cuban journalist asked about the opposition’s proposals and programs. I responded with some basic clarifications to understand what is happening on this Island outside government and state … Continue reading “Civil Society in Cuba is Diverse, Beyond the Control of the Government”

This Is How Female Journalists Are Suppressed In Cuba / Cubalex

Cubalex, 1 November 2019 — One day before the 1st of May march in Havana, the reporter from the independent daily 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, was confronted by a State Security official to stop her attending the workers’ procession. The agent of the Cuba political police warned her she could be detained if she went to … Continue reading “This Is How Female Journalists Are Suppressed In Cuba / Cubalex”

A New Declaration Calls on Cuban Government to Respect Press Freedom

14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2019 — For the second time in less than a month the independent press of Cuba has united in a complaint. This time it is a declaration signed by almost twenty digital publications and in which they denounce the repression against reporters while demanding respect and protection for the exercise of … Continue reading “A New Declaration Calls on Cuban Government to Respect Press Freedom”

Cuba and Fundamental Rights / Dimas Castellano

Dimas Castellanos, 17 January 2018 — The impact of fundamental rights on the development of society is of such magnitude and significance that it becomes impossible to comprehend the advancement, stagnation or regression of a population without accounting for it. To mark the tenth anniversary of Convivencia (Coexistence), the current issue addresses a central theme … Continue reading “Cuba and Fundamental Rights / Dimas Castellano”

The Lack of Journalism Freedom Stays the Same Under Diaz-Canel

14ymedio, Havana, 19 October 2018 — Nothing has changed for freedom of the press on the island since Miguel Díaz-Canel became president last April. This is the conclusion reached by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) in its report presented this Friday at the organization’s General Assembly that will continue until the 22nd in Buenos Aires. … Continue reading “The Lack of Journalism Freedom Stays the Same Under Diaz-Canel”