14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2021 — Only a few times before has it been so difficult to compile this list with the 14 most relevant faces of the year in Cuba now ending. The twelve months that have elapsed so far have been marked by an infinity of events and thousands of protagonists who have shaped a 2021 that will be remembered for a long time. A wave of deaths due to covid-19, popular protests, extreme repression, musical soundtracks that shook an entire nation and the beginning of a new migratory exodus are some of the crucial moments that we have lived through.
The list that 14ymedio draws up every year-end has, on this occasion, a greater number of groups, movements and platforms. More than a list of figures, it is a collective face, to which many have added their imprint and have helped define its features. There will be those who miss a name, but those on the list make up the convulsed and hopeful countenance of a nation that is changing.
We present the anatomy of 2021.
10. The generals RIP
12. Kenny Fernández Delgado, another rebel priest
13. The rebel doctors of Holguín: Manuel Guerra and others
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