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”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

A Fisherman Points to Cancun as the Route used by Cuban Coyotes and Rafters

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 9 September 2022 — The escape route for Cubans through Cancun, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, has been reactivated. In 15 days, Navy personnel “rescued” 27 rafters and handed them over to the National Institute of Migration for deportation. In the same period, two boats were abandoned in the … Continue reading “A Fisherman Points to Cancun as the Route used by Cuban Coyotes and Rafters”