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”

Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Decides Not to Prosecute the Activist Attacked by Humberto Lopez

14ymedio, Havana, 21 April 2022 — The activist Yeilis Torres Cruz was freed from charges this Thursday after spending almost a year under investigation for the crime of attack after she herself was attacked by the official announcer Humberto López. According to a document that Torres shared on her social networks, the Havana Provincial Prosecutor’s Office determined … Continue reading “Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Decides Not to Prosecute the Activist Attacked by Humberto Lopez”

Cubadecide Activists Arrested A Few Hours Before Rosa Maria Paya Arrives On The Island

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 — Activist Rosa Maria Payá denounced Monday the arrest of three coordinators of the CubaDecide initiative in Matanzas. The opponents were arrested early in the morning as they headed to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana to welcome Payá, who is promoting the campaign for a plebiscite on the island. The … Continue reading “Cubadecide Activists Arrested A Few Hours Before Rosa Maria Paya Arrives On The Island”

“It is up to Cubans decide their future” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, 24 January 2015 — In October of 2013 I had a conversation with Roberta Jacobson, via a Google hangout (videodebate), on democracy, technology and the role of women in activism. On that occasion, we interacted through a screen in the company of internauts interested in our chat. Now, we talked with a few inches between us, … Continue reading ““It is up to Cubans decide their future” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez”

The Cuban Minister of Economy Declares War on the Informal Exchange Market. Who Will Win?

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Valencia, 4 August 2022 — Finally, what was promised has been fulfilled. On July 21, Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil announced in the National Assembly a set of measures that, in his opinion, “within socialism will serve to strengthen the economy.” And yesterday, on State television’s Roundtable program, together with … Continue reading “The Cuban Minister of Economy Declares War on the Informal Exchange Market. Who Will Win?”

Several Relatives of July 11th (11J) Detainees are Arrested at the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 1 August 2022–Several relatives of 11J (11 July 2021) detainees were arrested on Monday after conducting a peaceful protest at the steps of Havana’s Cathedral. The protesters have been identified as: Liset Fonseca Rosales, Marta Perdomo Benítez, Ailex Marcano Fabelo, Delanis Álvarez Matos, Saily Núñez y Wilber Aguilar, who were taken to the … Continue reading “Several Relatives of July 11th (11J) Detainees are Arrested at the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba”

Cuba, Summer 2022: Clay for Children or a Vaccine Against COVID-19?

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, Economist, 31 July 2022 — Cuba’s State newspaper Granma wants to leave behind this month of July, of accumulation of anomalies for the regime, with some news that aims to mean a return to normality. Not so much to justify that 10.9% GDP growth that Economy Minister Alejandro Gil Fernandez said … Continue reading “Cuba, Summer 2022: Clay for Children or a Vaccine Against COVID-19?”

Cuban Court in Cienfuegos Agrees to the Request of the Prosecutor’s Office and Denies Bail to ‘Ktivo Disidente’

14ymedio, Madrid, 27 July 2022 — The Municipal Court of Cienfuegos reversed its decision to release Carlos Ernesto Díaz González (known on social networks as Ktivo Disidente) on bail, and in prison since last April 28. His offense: he climbed a wall on the boulevard of San Rafael in Havana to claim the freedom of Cubans. According to Diario … Continue reading “Cuban Court in Cienfuegos Agrees to the Request of the Prosecutor’s Office and Denies Bail to ‘Ktivo Disidente’”

Cuban Exile Raises about $13,000 to Replace Etecsa’s Controversial Billboard in Miami

14ymedio, Havana, 25 July 2022 — “Cuban exile is respected!” will say the Miami billboard that briefly housed an advertising message from the Cuban state telecommunications monopoly Etecsa announcing its telephone recharges. “We don’t want more communist propaganda,” concludes the new text that its promoters want to put on the edge of the Palmetto highway … Continue reading “Cuban Exile Raises about $13,000 to Replace Etecsa’s Controversial Billboard in Miami”

Appeal of Daniel Joel Cardenas’ 15 Year Sentence for July 11th Protests in Cuba is Denied

14ymedio, Havana, 22 July 2022 — Daniel Joel Cárdenas Díez, sentenced to 15 years for the protests of July 11, 2021 in Cárdenas (Matanzas), was denied the appeal filed on January 9. According to Marbelis Vázquez speaking to 14ymedio, the lawyer let her know that they had rejected the appeal and that the original sentence of … Continue reading “Appeal of Daniel Joel Cardenas’ 15 Year Sentence for July 11th Protests in Cuba is Denied”

Death by Sepsis of Newborns in Three Hospitals is Investigated in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 21 July 2022 — A commission from the Ministry of Public Health is investigating the death of at least 64 newborns in Santiago de Cuba, supposedly due to sepsis contracted in the hospital. According to a source consulted by El Chago, a Facebook page dedicated to that Eastern province, the deaths were recorded during the first six … Continue reading “Death by Sepsis of Newborns in Three Hospitals is Investigated in Santiago de Cuba”

No Surgeon Operates in Cuba Without the Money From Miami and the Bribes for the Staff

14ymedio, Havana, 23 July 2022 — For every surgery that is performed in Cuba, someone is paying a lot of money in Miami. Without dollars, imported medicines and bribes, there is no one to operate, says Julia, a 68-year-old from Santa Clara who suffers from breast cancer. Thanks to her son, who lives in Florida, … Continue reading “No Surgeon Operates in Cuba Without the Money From Miami and the Bribes for the Staff”

Cuba Exceeds One Hundred Daily Cases of Covid for the First Time in Two Months

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 23 July 2022 — Cuba exceeded one hundred daily cases of Covid-19 on Saturday for the first time in more than two months, confirming 114 new infections. The last time the Ministry of Public Health registered more than 100 new positives in one day was on May 14, when it reported … Continue reading “Cuba Exceeds One Hundred Daily Cases of Covid for the First Time in Two Months”