Surveillance and Acts of Repudiation Muzzle 15N in Cuba

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Generation Y, Havana, 16 November 2021 –The streets almost empty and tension in the air. This is how Havana experienced this Monday, a day in which independent groups had called for a Civic March for the freedom of political prisoners and a democratic change on the island. In the same avenues and shops … Continue reading “Surveillance and Acts of Repudiation Muzzle 15N in Cuba”

Repression Stifles the 15N March in Cuba and Spreads Popular Unrest

14ymedio, Natalia López Moya, Havana, 15 November 2021 — Since dawn on Monday, State Security agents dressed in civilian clothes were deployed in squares and parks and took the rooftops near the Capitol building in Havana, as part of the operation to prevent the Civic March called for three in the afternoon of this November … Continue reading “Repression Stifles the 15N March in Cuba and Spreads Popular Unrest”

Cuba: 15N Begins With an Act of Repudiation in Front of Saily Gonzalez’s House

14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2021 – Dawn had barely broken this 15th November in Cuba, the date set for the opposition’s Civic March for Change, when Saily González, a member of the Archipiélago platform — the conveners of the march — faced an act of repudiation already organized at front of the door of her … Continue reading “Cuba: 15N Begins With an Act of Repudiation in Front of Saily Gonzalez’s House”

Cuban Political Police Multiply Arrests of Activists Before 15 November (15N)

14ymedio, Havana, 14 November 2021 — A few hours before the Civic March for Change, called for this Monday in Cuba by the Archipiélago group, State Security intensifies its siege against activists, independent journalists and ordinary citizens. Daniela Rojo, mother of two young children, moderator of the platform in networks from Guanabacoa, Havana, and who was … Continue reading “Cuban Political Police Multiply Arrests of Activists Before 15 November (15N)”

European Union Diplomats Will Observe from the Ground the March in Cuba on 15N (15 November)

14ymedio, Havana, November 12, 2021–Chancellor Bruno Rodríguez’s harangue last Wednesday before the diplomatic corps has fallen on deaf ears in the European Union. Diplomats from EU member states will cover the Civic March for Change on November 15th and should inform the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, of the events, as reported by … Continue reading “European Union Diplomats Will Observe from the Ground the March in Cuba on 15N (15 November)”

‘We’re Prepared to Confront Any Action’ Warns Cuban President Diaz Canel Ahead of 15N (15 November)

14ymedio, Havana, November 12, 2021–During a televised broadcast on Friday, announced only hours before, Miguel Díaz-Canel broached topics such as tourism and the pandemic, although the Civic March for Change scheduled for November 15th was the topic which generated the most interest during his long address in which he repeated on various occasions, the phrase … Continue reading “‘We’re Prepared to Confront Any Action’ Warns Cuban President Diaz Canel Ahead of 15N (15 November)”

From Physics to Prison, a Professor Ends in Detention for Supporting 15N in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 5 November 2021–Physics professor, Pedro Albert Sánchez has been detained for over 48 hours since last Wednesday, when he was summoned to a police interrogation. The academic was arrested after announcing a walk “for freedom of thought, expression and peaceful protest.” Following his arrest, police agents transferred him to a unit knows as … Continue reading “From Physics to Prison, a Professor Ends in Detention for Supporting 15N in Cuba”

Archipielago Asks to Respond to Repression With Poetry During the 15N Marches in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 19 October 2021 — The Archipiélago collective has drawn up a list of instructions for those who want to join the Civic March for Change that it has been called for this coming November 15, a march that the authorities have refused to authorize. The demonstration will run through the areas indicated by … Continue reading “Archipielago Asks to Respond to Repression With Poetry During the 15N Marches in Cuba”

The Official Cuban Press Takes Out Its Artillery Against 15N and Yunior Garcia

14ymedio, Havana, 13 October 2021 — Cuba’s official media deployment against 15N (15 November) and specifically against Yunior García Aguilera, one of the promoters of the marches initially called for November 20 and advanced after the Government decided to place the Moncada Exercise and the National Defense Day for that date. One day after learning the … Continue reading “The Official Cuban Press Takes Out Its Artillery Against 15N and Yunior Garcia”

Government Calls Planned 15 November (15N) Marches a ‘Provocation for a Regime Change’ in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 12 October 2021 — On Tuesday, the Cuban government described as “illegal” and a “provocation” the Civic March for Change called by the Archipiélago platform, scheduled for November 15. That is the “official response” that the Municipal Assemblies of Old Havana, Consolación del Sur, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Nuevitas, Las Tunas, Holguín and Guantánamo … Continue reading “Government Calls Planned 15 November (15N) Marches a ‘Provocation for a Regime Change’ in Cuba”

One Year in Prison for an Opponent from Los Arabos Who Dressed in White on 15 November

14ymedio, Havana, 27 November 2021 — Last Thursday, the Municipal Court of Los Arabos, in Matanzas, sentenced the opposition José Hernández López to one year in prison for the events of 15N (15 November), according to information from the opponent Martha Beatriz Roque speaking to 14ymedio. The former ’Black Spring’ political prisoner explained that the … Continue reading “One Year in Prison for an Opponent from Los Arabos Who Dressed in White on 15 November”

‘Cubadebate’ Tries to Give Lessons in Journalism to the International Press

14ymedio, Madrid, 26 November 2021 — On Friday, two weeks after the Cuban government withdrew the credentials of the EFE agency journalists without explanation, the State website Cubadebate published an extensive article intended to justify the measure, which it attributes to the “prominent role” of the Spanish media in the “manufacture of news.” The official … Continue reading “‘Cubadebate’ Tries to Give Lessons in Journalism to the International Press”

What Remains of the Cuban Revolution

14ymedio, Photo of the Day, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 22 November 2021 — A crumbling building, eaten by moisture, with plants growing wild from the cornices. On the columns, several slogans against the dirty white that seem recent: “Long live the CDRs” (Committees for the Defense of the Revolution), “Long live the 9th [sic] Congress” (of … Continue reading “What Remains of the Cuban Revolution”

Archipielago Considers Reasons for Cuban Protests Valid and Extends Them to November 27

14ymedio, Madrid, 16 November 2021 — The image of Yunior García leaning out of the window of his apartment with a flower in his hand and dressed in white while a mob tries to block his view of the outside by lowering a Cuban flag over his window has become an icon of the civic struggle … Continue reading “Archipielago Considers Reasons for Cuban Protests Valid and Extends Them to November 27”

Madrid’s Parliament Asks for the Embassy in Cuba to be Opened to the Dissidents

14ymedio, Madrid, 18 November 2021 — On Thursday, Assembly of the Community of Madrid approved a resolution in defense of human rights in Cuba and against the dictatorship. In this “non-law proposal,” as it is called in legal terms, presented by the People’s Party (PP, conservative), majority in the regional parliament, they ask the Spanish … Continue reading “Madrid’s Parliament Asks for the Embassy in Cuba to be Opened to the Dissidents”