Cuban Observatory For Human Rights Criticizes EU for Dialogue With Cuba “Without Demands”

14ymedio, Havana, 1 January 2018 — In a letter published on Sunday, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) criticized the European Union for maintaining a “dialogue without demands” with the Cuban government. That complaint was published on the eve of the trip to Cuba of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security of the EU, … Continue reading “Cuban Observatory For Human Rights Criticizes EU for Dialogue With Cuba “Without Demands””

Most Cubans Live in Poverty on Less Than $ 1.28 a Day

14ymedio, Madrid, 27 September 2021 — Food shortages continue to be the main problem for most Cubans, followed by covid-19 and the economic consequences caused by the ‘Ordering Task’*. This data is presented by the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) in its fourth report on The State of Social Rights in Cuba, presented this Monday in Madrid, which … Continue reading “Most Cubans Live in Poverty on Less Than $ 1.28 a Day”

Cuban State Newspaper Denies, with Scant and Delayed Information, That There are Mass Graves in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 6 August 2021 – Reports of burials in mass graves in Cuba that have circulated through social networks and some independent media, and have been denounced by NGOs such as the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH), were denied this Friday with a brief note in the State newspaper Granma that came, as is … Continue reading “Cuban State Newspaper Denies, with Scant and Delayed Information, That There are Mass Graves in Cuba”

More than 187,000 Cubans Participated in 584 protests During July

14ymedio, Madrid, 2 August 2021- – The massive demonstrations of July 11 “transformed Cuba”. The latest report of the Observatorio Cubano de Conflictos (OCC/Cuban Observatory of Conflicts) is conclusive in this regard: more than 187,000 Cubans participated in a total of 584 demonstrations throughout the island last month. Not only has the number of protests … Continue reading “More than 187,000 Cubans Participated in 584 protests During July”

‘The Cuban Health System Has Simply Broken,’ Denounces the OCDH

14ymedio, Madrid, 28 July 2021 — Although the numbers on the pandemic provided by the Cuban authorities have only grown so far this year, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH), based in Madrid, suspects that they are just the tip of the iceberg. In a statement released this Tuesday, the organization has requested immediate … Continue reading “‘The Cuban Health System Has Simply Broken,’ Denounces the OCDH”

Hundreds Arrested in Cuban Protests Are Being Subjected to Summary Trials

14ymedio, Havana, July 19, 2021 — Eight days after the start of protests, there is still no official count of those arrested during the demonstrations that took place in more than forty Cuban cities. Several human rights organizations suggest it could be in the thousands while the United Nations puts the number at 187. Among … Continue reading “Hundreds Arrested in Cuban Protests Are Being Subjected to Summary Trials”

Human Rights Organizations Report There Were More Than 700 Repressive Actions in Cuba During the month of June

14ymedio, Havana, 9 July 2021 – “The dictatorship has lost much socially and this is what is going to explode in a moment.” This is how resoundingly Martha Beatriz Roque portrayed the situation in the latest monthly report of the Cuban Center for Human Rights (CCDH), which she directs. The Cuban government has imprisoned up … Continue reading “Human Rights Organizations Report There Were More Than 700 Repressive Actions in Cuba During the month of June”

‘I Felt They Were More Aggressive Than Before,’ Denounces Cuban Journalist Yoe Suarez

14ymedio, Havana, 17 June 2021 — The independent journalist Yoe Suárez was detained this Thursday by the political police for three hours, during which he was being interrogated, the reporter denounced in conversation with 14ymedio. The State Security agents tried to intimidate Suárez by threatening him with jail: “They told me that I could end up … Continue reading “‘I Felt They Were More Aggressive Than Before,’ Denounces Cuban Journalist Yoe Suarez”

European Union Turns Down Funding to Cuban University

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 11 June 2021 — On Friday the European Union announced it would not provide funding for the Central University of Las Villas after the school expelled students whom the Cuban government considers to be subversive. The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) also condemned the move on Wednesday. “It is not a given … Continue reading “European Union Turns Down Funding to Cuban University”

Six Cuban Evangelical Leaders Call for the Release of the Obispo Street Detainees

14ymedio, Havana, 22 May 2021 —  Six evangelical pastors have addressed an open letter to the Cuban State to request the freedom of those detained in Obispo Street in Havana on April 30, after a demonstration in favor of the artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, then on a hunger strike in his home. In their letter, made public … Continue reading “Six Cuban Evangelical Leaders Call for the Release of the Obispo Street Detainees”

Cuban Government Will Regulate Foreign Exchange in Bank Accounts of State Companies and Private Sector

14ymedio, Havana, 20 May 2021 — The Cuban Government is limiting the use of accounts in freely convertible currency (MLC) of state companies and self-employed persons authorized to sell in dollars, following the approval this Wednesday of Resolution 157/2021 of the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC). The legal rule, which will come into effect on June 3, stipulates … Continue reading “Cuban Government Will Regulate Foreign Exchange in Bank Accounts of State Companies and Private Sector”

Cuban Society Is Becoming More Critical and Diverse

14ymedio, Havana, March 5, 2021 — More repression, more prisoners of conscience and more protests in Havana in February. That sums up the results of data collected last month by various human rights organizations such as the Cuban Conflict Observatory (OCC), which counted 159 public demonstrations in that time period. Not only is the figure … Continue reading “Cuban Society Is Becoming More Critical and Diverse”

Human Rights Group Warns Cuban Government Is Setting the Stage for Civil War to Hold onto Power

14ymedio, Havana, December 4, 2020 — The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) claims that Raúl Castro and Miguel Díaz-Canel are “setting the stage for civil war in order to hold onto power at any cost instead of adopting the reforms that Cuba urgently needs.” In a statement issued on Thursday, the Madrid-based organization condemned … Continue reading “Human Rights Group Warns Cuban Government Is Setting the Stage for Civil War to Hold onto Power”

Human Rights Group Asks Cuban Government for Transparency in Case of Young Black Man Killed by Police

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2020 — The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH), based in Madrid, has demanded transparency from the Cuban Government in the case of the death, at the hands of the Police, of the young black man Hansel Ernesto Hernández Galiano. “The version given by the Ministry of the Interior confirms that … Continue reading “Human Rights Group Asks Cuban Government for Transparency in Case of Young Black Man Killed by Police”

New EU Human Rights report, a Step Forward in Approach to Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 18 June 2020 —  The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) believes that the chapter dedicated to Cuba in the Annual Report on Human Rights of the European Union (EU), released this week, is a step forward in the European approach to the situation on the island. In a statement released Thursday, the OCDH highlights that the … Continue reading “New EU Human Rights report, a Step Forward in Approach to Cuba”