Unpacu and Cuba Decides Call for Going Out to the Streets to Protest on September 8

14ymedio, Havana, September 5, 2019 — The Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) and Cuba Decides have called on the Island’s population to demonstrate next Sunday, September 8, at 10 in the morning, according to a statement. “We will go out to the parks and other public spaces of our country,” reads the notice. The announcement … Continue reading “Unpacu and Cuba Decides Call for Going Out to the Streets to Protest on September 8”

Cuba Decides: Continuing Oswaldo Paya’s Work for a Plebiscite

For over half a century Cubans have been excluded from the political, economic and social decisions made in our nation. The group in power in Cuba has never been legitimized by democratic elections. The government is responsible for the repression and violence against those with opinions and alternative initiatives. The absence of an environment of … Continue reading “Cuba Decides: Continuing Oswaldo Paya’s Work for a Plebiscite”

Rosa María Payá announces the creation of the initiative “Cuba Decides” / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, April 6 2015 – Rosa María Payá, daughter of the late Cuban activist Oswaldo Payá, has announced this Monday the creation of the citizen initiative Cuba Decide, or “Cuba Decides.” The goal of the project, presented during the Forum of Youth Movements in Panama, is for Cubans to pronounce themselves through a plebiscite … Continue reading “Rosa María Payá announces the creation of the initiative “Cuba Decides” / 14ymedio”

Pablo Moya Dela, Member of Unpacu and Activist, Dies

14ymedio, Havana, August 27, 2021 – The former political prisoner and member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), Pablo Moya Delá, died this Thursday night at the “Juan Bruno Zayas” Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba due to to the fact that the anemia and pneumonia with which he presented were complicated by … Continue reading “Pablo Moya Dela, Member of Unpacu and Activist, Dies”

State Workers Called to Participate in ‘Operation San Isidro’

14ymedio, Havana, April 29, 2021 — Workers at state-owned restaurants and bars in Old Havana, most of whom are at home due to the pandemic and the drop-off in tourism, were summoned to join surveillance and “confrontation with the counterrevolution” operations in the San Isidro neighborhood. There, at 955 Damas Street on Thursday, the artist Luis … Continue reading “State Workers Called to Participate in ‘Operation San Isidro’”

Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba Visits the Hunger Strikers

14ymedio, Havana, 8 April 2021 — The Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, Dionisio García, visited the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) on Thursday to inquire about activists on hunger strike for 20 days, as confirmed by opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer through Twitter. “We are grateful for the visit that Archbishop Dionisio García … Continue reading “Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba Visits the Hunger Strikers”

Cuban Exiles and Opponents Ask Biden for Democratic Changes Without Concessions

EFE/14ymedio, Miami, 12 February 2021 — On Friday, Cuban exiles and opposition groups in Cuba urged United States president Joe Biden and the US Congress that the review of the policy towards Cuba should be based on democratic change without “unilateral concessions” to the government of President Miguel Díaz-Canel. For several weeks, Cubans “committed to … Continue reading “Cuban Exiles and Opponents Ask Biden for Democratic Changes Without Concessions”

‘This Year the Dictatorship is Done,’ Says Artist Otero Alcantara

14ymedio, Havana, 18 January 2021 — The artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara posted a live video on his Facebook page, which has already been watched more than 17,000 times, in which he says “the dictatorship” dead and asks the authorities to accept that everything is over, avoiding prolonging the suffering of the population. “Cuba is … Continue reading “‘This Year the Dictatorship is Done,’ Says Artist Otero Alcantara”

Cuban Government Opponent Pablo Moya Moved to a Prison in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 22 October 2020 — Pablo Moya Delá, an opposition figure who is a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) has been transferred to the Aguadores prison in Santiago de Cuba, according to his son, Daineris Moya García, who spoke with the newspaper Cubanet. According to Daineris, “From early hours I was in the PNR … Continue reading “Cuban Government Opponent Pablo Moya Moved to a Prison in Santiago de Cuba”

Global Online Event Commemorates Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero

14ymedio, Havana, 22 July 2020 — Activists of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) denounced on social media on Wednesday that they were harassed by the Police, in Havana, to prevent them from approaching the grave of Oswaldo Payá, in the Cristóbal Colón cemetery in the Cuban capital. Wednesday marks eight years since the death of … Continue reading “Global Online Event Commemorates Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero”

"Solidaridad Entre Hermanos," an Initiative to Send Aid Directly Between Miami and Cuba

14ymedio/EFE, Miami, 7 May 2020 — The Miami municipal government and the Foundation for Pan American Democracy urged Miamians on Wednesday to donate “basic necessity” products to help the Cuban people deal with the Covid-19 crisis through the “Solidaridad entre Hermanos” (Solidarity Among Brothers) initiative. Donations will be collected at the Mana Convention Center in … Continue reading “"Solidaridad Entre Hermanos," an Initiative to Send Aid Directly Between Miami and Cuba”

The Cuban Government Lashes Out Against Bolivia for Receiving Rosa Maria Paya

EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, January 22, 2020 — (EFE). On Tuesday, the Cuban Government reproached the acting President of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, for receiving the Cuban dissident Rosa María Payá and described the provisional executive members of the Andean country as “rebels who massacred the people” and “militarized the country.” “Employees of the U.S. Government are … Continue reading “The Cuban Government Lashes Out Against Bolivia for Receiving Rosa Maria Paya”

Civil Society in Cuba is Diverse, Beyond the Control of the Government

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, Havana, 8 December 2019 — A few days ago, I took part in an exchange of ideas on the social network Facebook after a Cuban journalist asked about the opposition’s proposals and programs. I responded with some basic clarifications to understand what is happening on this Island outside government and state … Continue reading “Civil Society in Cuba is Diverse, Beyond the Control of the Government”

Police Assault National Unpacu Headquarters in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 7 September 2019 — The headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) in Santiago de Cuba was assaulted by police at dawn on Saturday, according to Martha Beatriz Ferrer, daughter of opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer, who reported it on her Facebook account. “They arrested 24 people. My father was forcibly prevented from leaving … Continue reading “Police Assault National Unpacu Headquarters in Santiago de Cuba”

Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested Along With Other Activists in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, September 8, 2019 — An attempt to participate in the protest organized for this Sunday ended with ten activists arrested in Santiago de Cuba, among them the opposition figure José Daniel Ferrer. The dissidents were violently arrested outside the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu), as residents of the area reported to … Continue reading “Jose Daniel Ferrer Arrested Along With Other Activists in Santiago de Cuba”