14ymedio’s Faces of 2018

These are the 14 people 14ymedio’s is naming as newsmakers for 2018 (14ymedio)

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2018 — At the end of each year, 14ymedio presents a list of the names of people or groups who have left their mark on the twelve months that have just ended. They are the faces that embody the most important events that took place in Cuba from across the political spectrum, in the arts, sports, social activism and the news. Their names are associated with emblematic moments and are indispensable to understanding the year that is ending.

The protaganists for 2018 are:

Eduardo Cardet, political prisoner and leader of the Christian Liberation Movement

Salvador Valdés Mesa, first vice president of the Councils of State and of Ministers

Evangelical churches against Article 68 of the Constitution

LGBTI groups in favor of Article 68 of the Constitution

Anayansi Rodríguez, Cuba’s Ambassador to the UN

Tomás Nuñez Magdariaga, Patriotic Union of Cuba activist and hunger striker

Lis Cuesta, wife of Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel

Yanelis Nuñez, artist and curator

Physicians of Mais Médicos

Maylén Díaz, survivor of the plane crash

Roberto Hernández Navarro, young baseball player who returned to Cuba

Chocolate, reguetonero

Cristina Escobar, television presenter

Maykel González Vivero, independent journalist and director of Tremenda Nota


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