Lia Villares Finally Makes it to the United States

14ymedio, Havana, 3 May 2017 – The independent activist Lia Villares finally traveled to the United States on Wednesday, as confirmed to 14ymedio by the dissident musician Gorki Aguila. On Tuesday, Villares was not able to board her flight to the US, after being detained by the police on her way to the airport. The activist … Continue reading “Lia Villares Finally Makes it to the United States”

Police Block Activist Lia Villares From Traveling to the United States / Cubanet

Cubanet, 2 May 2017 — Independent activist Lía Villares missed a flight that would have taken her to the New Orleans Jazz Festival after being “abducted” by police on Monday morning. Speaking to CubaNet, Villares describes that two patrol cars under the command of State Security Agent “Jordan” were waiting for her near her home … Continue reading “Police Block Activist Lia Villares From Traveling to the United States / Cubanet”

CubaRaw2013 – The Project / Lia Villares, Silvia Corbelle, Claudio Fuentes, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

CUBARAW: A Photography Project for the Support and Dissemination of Alternative Cultural Activities in Today’s Cuba Created by Claudio Fuentes Madan and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in 2009, now continued by Claudio, Silvia Corbelle and Lia Villares, 2013. The alternative photographic agency CUBARAW is an attempt to launch a database of images (as well as … Continue reading “CubaRaw2013 – The Project / Lia Villares, Silvia Corbelle, Claudio Fuentes, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo”

#FreeGorki – The Gorki Aguila Case / Lia Villares

The trial schedules for this Tuesday against Gorki Águila, leader of the punk rock band Porno para Ricardo, was postponed because of the health problems of his defense attorney, according to the musician himself on his Facebook page. Gorki spoke about the background of his case with Diario de Cuba.  Gorki, what are they accusing … Continue reading “#FreeGorki – The Gorki Aguila Case / Lia Villares”

Update on Angel Santiesteban / Lia Villares

For his friends, colleagues, and all who are interested in continuing, in some way, to help: Right now Angel Santiesteban is better [after having been admitted to the hospital for dengue fever], and is no longer in the hospital. They took him back to the military facility, where is he very weak from the time … Continue reading “Update on Angel Santiesteban / Lia Villares”

Dis Tortue, Dors-Tu Nue? / Lia Villares

Fog in the mornings, hunger for clarity, coffee and bread with sour plum jam. Numbness of soul in placid neighborhoods. Lives ticking on as if. Adrienne Rich B gets up and goes to the shower. Doesn’t close doors or draw curtains. The water runs vaporously, terrifyingly. Bends to open the blinds, the gown open. —Dis-moi, … Continue reading “Dis Tortue, Dors-Tu Nue? / Lia Villares”

“Catch and Release”: El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) Arrested on Saturday, Released on Sunday, His Work Confiscated / Lia Villares, Danilo Maldonado

Saturday [18 May 2013] El Sexto is raided at his home this afternoon at 1:15 pm, according to Alexandra his wife and owner of the apartment, who learned of it through an email from her dad who lives downstairs and saw men and women in uniform and in plainclothes, accompanied by 2 neighbors from the … Continue reading ““Catch and Release”: El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado) Arrested on Saturday, Released on Sunday, His Work Confiscated / Lia Villares, Danilo Maldonado”

Internet Access in Cuba / Lia Villares

[Note: The following is translated from the ETECSA (the Cuban telephone company) website. 1 CUC, with currency exchange costs, is less than $1 US.  Monthly salaries in Cuba for the most part do not exceed $20/month and may be well below that.] Who can apply for service to access the Internet? Service to access the … Continue reading “Internet Access in Cuba / Lia Villares”

Recharge Antonio Blanco’s Cellphone to Keep the News Coming Out of Cuba / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Lia Villares, For Another Cuba

Orlando, Lia, and For Another Cuba are all asking for help to recharge the cellphone of Anger Antonio Blanco, activist and correspondent with the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), in Santiago de Cuba. You can recharge this phone and those of other bloggers and human rights activists by following the directions here: Direct Help to … Continue reading “Recharge Antonio Blanco’s Cellphone to Keep the News Coming Out of Cuba / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Lia Villares, For Another Cuba”