Cuban Regime Opponent Rosa Maria Paya Nominated for Vaclav Havel Prize

EFE via 14ymedio, Paris, 28 August 208 — Cuban dissident Rosa María Payá was nominated this Tuesday as a candidate for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize for her work for a democratic transition in Cuba. Payá gave continuity to the work of her late father Oswaldo Payá (1952-2012) in the promotion of democracy and … Continue reading “Cuban Regime Opponent Rosa Maria Paya Nominated for Vaclav Havel Prize”

Cuban Government Says Rosa Maria Paya is in Lima Due to "Secret Machinations"

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 11 April 2018 — Rosa María Payá is one of the few Cuban activists who have managed to reach the Summit of the Americas being held in Lima this week. While the majority of the opponents who reside on the island have been stopped by the police from leaving their homes, or picked … Continue reading “Cuban Government Says Rosa Maria Paya is in Lima Due to "Secret Machinations"”

Cuban Faces 2017: Rosa María Payá, Activist

14ymedio, Havana, 28 December 2017 — The activist, who divides her time between Havana and Miami, directs the Cuba Decides initiative that proposes the holding of a plebiscite to initiate a transition to democracy on the Island. With a degree in Physics, Payá (b. 1989, Havana) has had an intense year in which she has … Continue reading “Cuban Faces 2017: Rosa María Payá, Activist”

Cubadecide Activists Arrested A Few Hours Before Rosa Maria Paya Arrives On The Island

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 — Activist Rosa Maria Payá denounced Monday the arrest of three coordinators of the CubaDecide initiative in Matanzas. The opponents were arrested early in the morning as they headed to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana to welcome Payá, who is promoting the campaign for a plebiscite on the island. The … Continue reading “Cubadecide Activists Arrested A Few Hours Before Rosa Maria Paya Arrives On The Island”

Rosa María Payá: “Totalitarianism is not broken in Cuba, we can not pretend it is” / EFE (14ymedio), María Tejero Martín

EFE (via 14ymedio), María Tejero Martín, Oslo, 23 May 2016 — Cuban opposition member Rosa María Payá said Monday ,in an interview with EFE, that the “totalitarianism” of the government led by Raul Castro “has not broken” despite the open contact with the United States and the European Union (EU), and so she asked that … Continue reading “Rosa María Payá: “Totalitarianism is not broken in Cuba, we can not pretend it is” / EFE (14ymedio), María Tejero Martín”

Rosa Maria Paya at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 Rosa María Payá, Christian Liberation Movement of Cuba and Latin American Youth Network for Democracy  Thank you for this opportunity to spread the voice of the Cuban people. Cubans have lived for nearly 60 years without the freedom to express our own voice. The Revolution of … Continue reading “Rosa Maria Paya at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy”

Beating A Dead Horse Between Brussels And Havana / Rosa Maria Paya

The issue of human rights must permeate every point of the agreement between the EU and Cuba 20 December 2015 – Corrected version El País, Rosa Maria Paya, 18 December 2015 – In more than a year of negotiations with the Cuban government, the European Union still does not exhibit significant advances beyond commenting on … Continue reading “Beating A Dead Horse Between Brussels And Havana / Rosa Maria Paya”

Rosa María Paya: Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation / Leonel Luis Leon

Diario Las Americas, Leonel Luis Leon, 5 December 2015 — Rosa María Payá, daughter of the deceased Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá – who received the Andrei Sakharov Human Rights Prize from the European Parliament and founded the Varela Project for a citizen plebiscite in Cuba – received a major recognition of her civic activism on being … Continue reading “Rosa María Paya: Totalitarianism Does Not Tolerate Participation / Leonel Luis Leon”

Youth For Democracy Travels To Caracas With Rosa Maria Paya / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 4 December 2015 — A delegation from the Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy has traveled to Venezuela to observe the legislative elections on Sunday. The delegation, led by Rosa María Payá, new president of the organization, wants to send a “signal of solidarity” to Venezuelan democrats. In a statement, the Youth for Democracy Network … Continue reading “Youth For Democracy Travels To Caracas With Rosa Maria Paya / 14ymedio”

Rosa Maria Paya In Venezuela To Observe Sunday’s Legislative Elections / Diario de Cuba

Diario de Cuba, Caracas, 4 December 2015 – The Cuban human rights activist Rosa María Payá Acevedo is in Caracas to accompany the Venezuelan youth in legislative elections on Sunday, December 6, the blogger and writer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo reported Friday. Payá, president of the Network of Latin American Youth for Democracy – a … Continue reading “Rosa Maria Paya In Venezuela To Observe Sunday’s Legislative Elections / Diario de Cuba”