The Official Version is a ‘String of Lies,’ Claims the Mother of a Young Man who Died in the Bahia Honda Speedboat Attack

14ymedio, Havana, 4 December 2022 — Yeni Meizoso Fabelo, the mother of one of those who died in the sinking of a boat in Bahía Honda, on October 27, has come out to deny the official version, despite the pressure received by the Government. “Do you know why they say it? Because that son of mine is … Continue reading “The Official Version is a ‘String of Lies,’ Claims the Mother of a Young Man who Died in the Bahia Honda Speedboat Attack”

State Security Arrests the Mother of the Girl Killed in the Bahia Honda Speedboat Attack

14ymedio, Madrid, 10 November 2022 — Diana Meizoso, the mother of the girl Elizabeth, one of the fatalities of the boat sunk by the Cuban authorities in Bahía Honda, Artemisa, was arrested this Thursday by State Security and taken to its headquarters in Villa Marista, in Havana, her brother Héctor confirmed to 14ymedio. The young … Continue reading “State Security Arrests the Mother of the Girl Killed in the Bahia Honda Speedboat Attack”

Justicia Cuba Calls the ‘Bahia Honda Massacre’ a Crime Against Humanity

EFE (via 14ymedio), Miami, 4 November 2022 — A commission formed by lawyers, parliamentarians and politicians from several countries stated on Thursday that the death of seven occupants of a boat hit by a border guard ship in Cuba may constitute a “crime against humanity” and asked the Cuban people for evidence to denounce it. … Continue reading “Justicia Cuba Calls the ‘Bahia Honda Massacre’ a Crime Against Humanity”

Cuban Authorities Promise a ‘Thorough Investigation’ of the Bahia Honda [Honda Bay] Speedboat Ramming

14ymedio, Madrid, 3 November 2022 — Four days after the tragedy, the Cuban authorities “deeply” regretted the deaths that occurred in Bahía Honda and announced an investigation to clarify the events of October 28, when a Border Troops speedboat rammed a makeshift boat in which 28 balseros [rafters] were traveling, and at least seven of … Continue reading “Cuban Authorities Promise a ‘Thorough Investigation’ of the Bahia Honda [Honda Bay] Speedboat Ramming”

Another 100 Tons of Mango are Lost in Bahia Honda

14ymedio, Havana, 25 June 2018 — Another 100 tons of mango have been spoiled, this time in the municipality of Bahia Honda, Artemisa, due to lack of transportation to haul the product from the fields. Los Mingolitos Farm enjoyed the splendor of a bountiful harvest until the fruit “began to rot” because the authorities responsible for collecting it … Continue reading “Another 100 Tons of Mango are Lost in Bahia Honda”

Cuba’s Bahia Honda Coffee Farmers Denounce Lack Of Equipment / 14ymedio, Jorge Luis Guillen Garcia

14ymedio, Jorge Luis Guillen Garcia, Bahia Honda (Artemisa), 2 November 2015 — In Bahia Honda the coffee tastes much more bitter lately. The farmers of the Castro Brothers Credits and Services Cooperative of this Artemisa town are losing 2,840 pesos for each quintal (220 pounds) of green coffee, due to a lack of transport to take … Continue reading “Cuba’s Bahia Honda Coffee Farmers Denounce Lack Of Equipment / 14ymedio, Jorge Luis Guillen Garcia”

Four Armed Cattle Thieves Arrested in Artemisa, Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 28 January 2023 — The Artemisa Police arrested four people on Friday involved in a case of theft and slaughter of cows at the El Chorro farm, located between the municipalities of San Cristóbal and Candelaria. At the time of the arrest, made at 4:00 am, the agents seized a firearm, ammunition for a second … Continue reading “Four Armed Cattle Thieves Arrested in Artemisa, Cuba”

United States Repatriates Another 82 Cuban Rafters Who Will Not be Eligible for the New Permit

14ymedio, Havana, 17 January 2022 — With the image of four rafters on some logs mounted on Styrofoam plates, the United States Coast Guard reported on Monday the repatriation of 82 people to the island on the ship Angela McShan. Cubans who are caught in an illegal attempt to reach Florida will be expelled and as … Continue reading “United States Repatriates Another 82 Cuban Rafters Who Will Not be Eligible for the New Permit”

Cuba: A Raspberry for the Little Dictator

14ymedio, Yunior García Aguilera, Madrid, January 3, 2023 — Almost everyone has heard of the Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies or the anti-Oscars, where the worst films and performances of the year are recognized. The video presented by Díaz-Canel to welcome 2023 could very well sweep those awards, if they were to … Continue reading “Cuba: A Raspberry for the Little Dictator”

The Cuban Government Seeks More Than 3 Billion Dollars in Investments for Tourism / 14yMedio

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2022 — Although the Cuban Government has emphasized this year the need to raise foreign capital for sectors in extreme emergency, such as food, agriculture and transport, the bulk of its offers return to the usual: tourism. Of the 708 businesses that are part of the new portfolio of opportunities, there … Continue reading “The Cuban Government Seeks More Than 3 Billion Dollars in Investments for Tourism / 14yMedio”

The First Decrees of the New Cuba

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, 9 November 2022 — With the increasingly profound crisis of popular representation in the Cuban dictatorship and a government about to collapse, there will come a time when a power vacuum requires the constitution of a Civic Board composed of people who have earned the respect of the population in their … Continue reading “The First Decrees of the New Cuba”

Two Senior U.S. Officials Will Travel to Havana for a Meeting on Migration

14ymedio, Madrid, 7 November 2022 – – Rena Bitter, Undersecretary of Consular Affairs of the U.S. State Department, and Ur Mendoza Jaddou, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, will visit Havana as part of a tour that also includes Georgetown (Guyana) and Miami (Florida), until this coming Thursday. In the Cuban capital, according to the … Continue reading “Two Senior U.S. Officials Will Travel to Havana for a Meeting on Migration”

How Many Dead Do You Need?

Alexis Romay, New Jersey, 4 November 2022 How many dead do you need? How many more people killed by a government so skilled in implementing its creed that after it does the deed of sinking a fleeing boat it accuses the scapegoat? Cuba is a dictatorship.  Spare me photos from your trip. My friends in … Continue reading “How Many Dead Do You Need?”

Cuba: ‘That Was Not An Accident, It Was Murder’

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 1 November 2022 — Héctor Meizoso’s life has taken a tragic turn since last Friday. Ten of his relatives were traveling in the boat sunk by the Cuban Border Guards north of Bahía Honda, in Artemisa, and three of them died in the attempt to leave the island, in an incident … Continue reading “Cuba: ‘That Was Not An Accident, It Was Murder’”

Murdered Cuban ‘Balseros’ Increase to Six and Those Responsible Are Named on the List of Repressors

14ymedio, Madrid, 31 October 2022 — There are now six* fatalities from the sinking of a boat by Cuban border guards last Friday. As reported on Sunday by La Hora de Cuba, the most recent one identified is Indira Serrano Cala, only 18 years old and originally from Guane, Pinar del Río. An anonymous source … Continue reading “Murdered Cuban ‘Balseros’ Increase to Six and Those Responsible Are Named on the List of Repressors”