The Use of US Bank Accounts from Cuba Can Mitigate the Shortages, Says D Frente

The opposition platform announced that U-turn transfers would result in an increase in remittances 14ymedio, Havana, 3 June 2024 — The opposition platform D Frente [D Front] is in favor of the new measures taken by the United States towards Cuban entrepreneurs. In a statement made public this Friday, the organization affirms that the fact … Continue reading “The Use of US Bank Accounts from Cuba Can Mitigate the Shortages, Says D Frente”

The Cuban Opposition Platform D Frente Reforms Its Organizational Chart and Announces Its First Convention

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, May 20, 2024 — One of the main opposition platforms in Cuba, D Frente [D Front], announced this Monday a reform of its organizational chart and the date of its first convention to “continue advancing” in “democratic change,” “the establishment of the rule of law” and “citizen sovereignty” on the Island. … Continue reading “The Cuban Opposition Platform D Frente Reforms Its Organizational Chart and Announces Its First Convention”

Responding to Cuban President Diaz-Canel’s Boasting ‘D Frente’ Suggests That One Third of Cubans Do Not Support Him

14ymedio, Madrid, 30 March 2023 — Although the votes on March 26 “reaffirmed revolutionary convictions”, according to a statement by Miguel Díaz-Canel on Wednesday in a meeting of the Council of Ministers, the official had to devote several minutes to defend the legitimacy of the process after 2.5 million Cubans who live on the Island … Continue reading “Responding to Cuban President Diaz-Canel’s Boasting ‘D Frente’ Suggests That One Third of Cubans Do Not Support Him”

‘In Supporting Russia, the Cuban Regime is Violating its Own Constitution’ – D Frente

14ymedio, Madrid, 3 March 2023 – The platform D Frente [D Front] has lashed out at the growing close relationship between the Cuban government and Russia, after the visit to Havana this Wednesday of General Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council. “This ostentatious public exhibition of Putrachev in all the news media is … Continue reading “‘In Supporting Russia, the Cuban Regime is Violating its Own Constitution’ – D Frente”

D Frente Urges Cubans to Advocate on Social Media for Abstaining From the Elections on March 26

14ymedio, Madrid, 14 February 2023 — D Frente [D Front], an opposition group, born from an agreement among distinct organizations, is urging Cubans to abstain from the next elections for delegates to the National Assembly of the People’s Power on March 26th. In a statement issued on Tuesday, they invite citizens to participate in a … Continue reading “D Frente Urges Cubans to Advocate on Social Media for Abstaining From the Elections on March 26”

Cuban Opposition Platform D Frente Thanks Cardinal Stella for Asking for ‘Clemency’ for Cuba’s Political Prisoners

14ymedio, Havana, 11 February 2023 — The opposition platform D Frente [D Front] thanked Pope Francis this Friday for Vatican Special Envoy Cardinal Beniamino Stella’s asking the Cuban government for “an amnesty or some form of clemency” for Cuba’s political prisoners. Stella, whose visit to the island starting on January 23, followed a strategy of … Continue reading “Cuban Opposition Platform D Frente Thanks Cardinal Stella for Asking for ‘Clemency’ for Cuba’s Political Prisoners”

Human Rights Group D Frente Highlights that the Cuban Constitution Allows Pardons and Amnesty for July 11th Prisoners

14ymedio, Havana, 23 January 2023 — The opposition platform D Frente [D Front] thanked the European Union on Monday for having met with the Cuban Minister of Justice, Oscar Silvera, last Wednesday, and for having addressed the sentences of the protesters on July 11, 2021. “We see this gesture of solidarity, not as a feeling of … Continue reading “Human Rights Group D Frente Highlights that the Cuban Constitution Allows Pardons and Amnesty for July 11th Prisoners”

D Frente Fears that This Year Could be Worse than Last Year for Cubans

14ymedio, Havana, 5 January 2023 – The platform D Frente, made up of activists, intellectuals and opposition groups, sent a message to the Cuban government on Thursday denouncing its responsibility for the visible impoverishment of the Island at the start of 2023. The message challenged the regime to respond to the “hard reality of the … Continue reading “D Frente Fears that This Year Could be Worse than Last Year for Cubans”

‘D Frente’: A New Effort to Find Solutions in Cuba

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 9 September 2022 — The document announcing the constitution of an entity called D Frente [D Front] is part of the civilized tradition of using words to call for action, as opposed to the revolutionary practice of executing actions that are then justified with words. The text complies with three indispensable rules: … Continue reading “‘D Frente’: A New Effort to Find Solutions in Cuba”

“Requesting Voter Certification Is Not Playing Into the Hands of the Cuban Dictatorship”

Manuel Cuesta Morúa talks to 14ymedio’s Reinaldo Escobar about Parliament’s rejection of an amnesty law for political prisoners 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morúa/Reinaldo Escobar,  Havana, 21 February 2024 — The Cuban Parliament recently rejected a request to process an amnesty law promoted by dozens of relatives of political prisoners. From that request, which the National Assembly classified … Continue reading ““Requesting Voter Certification Is Not Playing Into the Hands of the Cuban Dictatorship””

With Surveillance, Clubs and Internet Cuts, the Cuban Regime Mobilizes to Prevent a New ’11J’ Day of Protests

14ymedio, Juan Izquierdo, Havana, June 11, 2023 — Messages by phone, by word-of-mouth, and “orientations from above”: the tension in Cuban workplaces during the second anniversary of the ’11J’ — 11th July 2021 — protests began very early this Tuesday. In each school, in each company, someone had to remain “on guard” and with a club in … Continue reading “With Surveillance, Clubs and Internet Cuts, the Cuban Regime Mobilizes to Prevent a New ’11J’ Day of Protests”

Former Presidents Opposed to the US Embargo are Asked to Make a Statement About Freedom in Cuba

14ymedio, Madrid, November 8, 2022 — The Cuban platform, D Frente [D Front], has penned a letter to former Latin American leaders who, last week, asked the U.S. to end the embargo against Cuba, inviting them now to make statements about the situation of rights and freedoms on the Island. Furthermore, they requested the leaders … Continue reading “Former Presidents Opposed to the US Embargo are Asked to Make a Statement About Freedom in Cuba”

Cuban Dissidents Should Enter the Electoral Arena

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, 30 October 2022–The proposals by the internal opposition in Cuba, announced by the Council for a Democratic Transition as well as the newly created D Frente, to promote candidates to the municipal elections are not naïve as some critics have said. Rather, it could be said that those who believe so … Continue reading “Cuban Dissidents Should Enter the Electoral Arena”

Cuban Opposition Will Have Candidates in November’s Municipal Elections

14ymedio, Havana, 26 October 2022 — The D Frente platform, which brings together personalities and groups from the Cuban opposition, published a Citizen Letter on Facebook this Wednesday with proposals to “exercise sovereignty” in the municipal assembly elections on November 27. These postulates have been taken as a program by a group of citizens backed by the Council for the … Continue reading “Cuban Opposition Will Have Candidates in November’s Municipal Elections”

The Cuban Opposition Expresses Solidarity With Ukraine and Rejects Havana’s Support for Moscow

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 18 October 2022 — A coalition of opposition groups from Cuba has expressed “solidarity” with Ukraine in an open letter to its president, Volodymyr Zelensky, rejecting their country’s support for Russia. The D Frente collective, which brings together Cuban dissident groups “opposed to the totalitarian system prevailing in Cuba,” says in … Continue reading “The Cuban Opposition Expresses Solidarity With Ukraine and Rejects Havana’s Support for Moscow”