14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2019 — The year is nearly over and it is time to draw up the editorial plans for the next twelve months and also to share with 14ymedio readers the list of names that this newspaper considers keys to understanding the news of the year 2019.
Here are those people or groups that set the pace for the most important events that happened in Cuba in the artistic or sports scene, in social activism, the media and even in the official network. These 14 names are linked to the most emblematic moments of the last twelve months and without them it would be very difficult to understand the year that is ending.
Faces may be missing from this list, but there are none that shouldn’t be here:
José Daniel Ferrer, opponent
Manuel Marrero, prime minister
Guillermo García Frías, commander
Beatriz Batista, animal protector
Landy Rodríguez Hernández and Assel Herrera Correa, doctors kidnapped in Kenya
Leinier Dominguez, chess player
Yaima Caballero, mother of Paloma Domínguez Caballero
Ricardo Fernández Izaguirre, freelance journalist
Camilo Condis, entrepreneur and podcaster
Dianelys Alfonso, La Diosa, singer
Alex Otaola, influencer and communicator
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