Cuba: Archipielago Coordinator Resigns Due to Political Disagreement

  14ymedio, Havana, 4 December 2021 — The lawyer Fernando Almeyda resigned this Friday as one the coordinators of the Archipiélago group. “Assuming this role implies a responsibility, which in the face of the latest events and decisions of the group I cannot assume,” he explained in a post published on his Facebook profile, in which he also … Continue reading “Cuba: Archipielago Coordinator Resigns Due to Political Disagreement”

Repression and Internal Disagreements Cause Resignations in the Archipielago Group

14ymedio, Havana, 24 November 2021 — After the surprise arrival in Spain of Yunior García Aguilera and his wife, Dayana Prieto, on November 17, the Archipiélago platform, which the playwright helped create, is experiencing difficult times. The harassment and repression by Cuban State Security since the call for the Civic March of 15N, (15 November) … Continue reading “Repression and Internal Disagreements Cause Resignations in the Archipielago Group”

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”

Archipielago Provides Participants with Guidelines for November 15 Demonstrations in Havana

14ymedio, Havana, 11 November 2021 — On Thursday the dissident coalition Archipiélago released a list of recommendations for those who would like to participate in the Civic March for Change in Havana, which is scheduled for Monday. The group issued the recommendations in response to threats by the regime, which has indicated it considers any such … Continue reading “Archipielago Provides Participants with Guidelines for November 15 Demonstrations in Havana”

In Santa Clara, Cuba, Archipielago Proposes Taking to the Streets in a Decentralized Manner on 15 November

14ymedio, Havana, November 9, 2021 — Facing harassment by State Security and the local government, Archipiélago in Santa Clara announced this Tuesday “replacing the initial proposal” of a march on November 15th (15N). The new strategy proposed taking to the streets in “a decentralized manner from any point in the city.” The convening will still take place … Continue reading “In Santa Clara, Cuba, Archipielago Proposes Taking to the Streets in a Decentralized Manner on 15 November”

Archipielago Denounces Cuban Police Harassment of its Supporters

14ymedio, Havana, 25 October 2021 — More than 1,200 people risk being summoned by Cuban State Security for the mere fact of having signed the letters of support for the Civic March for Change called by the Archipiélago platform. According to the group’s complaint, the political police are summoning not only its members, but also … Continue reading “Archipielago Denounces Cuban Police Harassment of its Supporters”

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”

Message from Yunior García Aguilera of the Archipiélago Collective

From the blog of César Reynel Aguilera, Montreal, 15 October 2021 Guest post from Yunior García Aguilera In the year 2022, the country of our birth will mark 70 years without democracy. My parents have never been able to freely choose their ideology, their party, or their president. They have had to resign themselves to … Continue reading “Message from Yunior García Aguilera of the Archipiélago Collective”

Cuba: On 15 November ‘We Will March Civilly and Peacefully for Our Rights,’ Responds Archipielago

14ymedio, Havana, October 12, 2021–“On November 15th our personal decision will be to march civilly and peacefully for our rights,” responded Archipiélago to the Cuban Government’s decision to reject the Civil March for Change scheduled for that day, considering it “illegal” and a “provocation for regime change” on the island. “The regime’s response demonstrates, once … Continue reading “Cuba: On 15 November ‘We Will March Civilly and Peacefully for Our Rights,’ Responds Archipielago”

The Cuban Conflict Observatory Documented 79 protests on November 15th (15N)

14ymedio, Havana, December 1, 2021 — Threats from State Security and the deployment of the military throughout main streets in Cuba gripped the population with fear and thwarted the massive protests planned for November 15th (15N), but that same day, there were 79 protests in the country. These were logged by the Cuban Conflict Observatory … Continue reading “The Cuban Conflict Observatory Documented 79 protests on November 15th (15N)”

Cuban journalist Camila Acosta, Accused of ‘Instigation to Commit a Crime’ on July 11

14ymedio, Havana, 30 November 2021 — Independent journalist Camila Acosta, in home confinement for more than four months, has had the charges against her changed for reporting on the July 11 protests, for which she was detained for four days later. The political police informed her this Tuesday, at the Zapata y C Police Unit, in Havana, … Continue reading “Cuban journalist Camila Acosta, Accused of ‘Instigation to Commit a Crime’ on July 11”

The Battle of the Grammys and the Example of Spain

14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Miami, 29 November 2021 — The Cuban regime turns everything into a ridiculous battle. It’s incapable of looking at itself in the mirror. It fears the image of octogenarians defeated by life and takes on a heroic vision of them. Right now, it has transformed the 2021 Latin Grammy awards into … Continue reading “The Battle of the Grammys and the Example of Spain”

Rapper Denis Solis Leaves Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 29 Noviembre 2021 — The rebellious rapper Denis Solís, who was released from jail in July after an eight-month sentence for contempt which was decreed in a summary trial, has left Cuba. After speaking with an uncle of the artist, Vladimir Lázaro González, 14ymedio was able to confirm that the trip took place … Continue reading “Rapper Denis Solis Leaves 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”

Yunior Garcia Suggests an Alliance Against the Dictatorships of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

EUROPA PRESS (via 14ymedio), Madrid, 27 November 2021 — Cuban playwright Yunior García Aguilera, who arrived in Spain last week to escape repression, calls on the opposition to “reinvent itself” to try to “change things” on the island, for which he suggests, for example, the need to speak with opponents from Venezuela and Nicaragua who … Continue reading “Yunior Garcia Suggests an Alliance Against the Dictatorships of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua”