"My Detention Was A Kidnapping Ordered by Raul Castro," Daniel Llorente Says

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 12 May 2018 — Returning home after a one-year confinement at the psychiatric hospital in Havana, Daniel Llorente wants to continue his fight for freedom. In conversation with this newspaper, “the man with the flag“ says he wants to recover the American flag that was confiscated when he raised it in last year’s May Day … Continue reading “"My Detention Was A Kidnapping Ordered by Raul Castro," Daniel Llorente Says”

Daniel Llorente Exchanges US flag For Poster Against “Raúl Castro Dictatorship”

14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2018 — Daniel Llorente, the “man with the flag,” was denied visits this Sunday at the Havana Psychiatric Hospital, because he is being punished for protesting with a sign in the hospital courtyard, his son confirmed to 14ymedio. At the entrance to the Comandante Doctor Eduardo Bernabé Ordaz Ducungede Psychiatric Hospital, … Continue reading “Daniel Llorente Exchanges US flag For Poster Against “Raúl Castro Dictatorship””

Cuban Faces 2017: Daniel Llorente, The ‘Man With the Flag’

14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2017 — Known as the “man with the flag,” Daniel Llorente (b. 1963, Havana) is a “freelance” opponent who has stood out for his activism after the diplomatic thaw between Cuba and the United States. His image made the rounds of the social networks and the covers of many international newspapers … Continue reading “Cuban Faces 2017: Daniel Llorente, The ‘Man With the Flag’”

Cuba’s ‘Man With the Flag’ Continues to US After Detention in Columbia

14ymedio, Havana, 1 June 2021 — Daniel Llorente Miranda, known as “the man with the flag” since, in 2017, he ran holding the United States banner in the Plaza of the Revolution during the May 1 parade, was released this Sunday in Caracas after spend nine days in detention, along with his son, for having entered Venezuela … Continue reading “Cuba’s ‘Man With the Flag’ Continues to US After Detention in Columbia”

Cuba Archive Accuses State of Using Therapies and Drugs to Punish Opponents

14ymedio, Havana, 26 May 2021 — The organization Archivo Cuba (Cuba Archive) has expressed concern for the mental health of Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, who has been in the Calixto García hospital for 24 days without communication with his friends, and has published a call for action. The NGO accuses the Cuban regime of a long … Continue reading “Cuba Archive Accuses State of Using Therapies and Drugs to Punish Opponents”

“The Man With the Flag” Protests in Front of the Cuban Embassy in Guyana

14ymedio, Havana, June 23, 2020 — Daniel Llorente, known as “the man with the flag” after interrupting the May Day parade in 2017 by unfurling a United States flag to protest against the Government, had to move away from the door of the Cuban Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, where he was demonstrating. The motive of … Continue reading ““The Man With the Flag” Protests in Front of the Cuban Embassy in Guyana”

Challenging Her Dismissal from the Historians Office to Denounce "Arbitrariness"

14ymedio, Havana, 10 January 2020 — Claudia Genlui Hidalgo, a worker at the Office of the Historian, was fired at the end of December after giving a talk on independent art at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Genlui filed an appeal with the Attorney General’s Office this week despite her distrust of the usefulness … Continue reading “Challenging Her Dismissal from the Historians Office to Denounce "Arbitrariness"”

Cuban Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara Released on Tuesday

14ymedio, Havana, 4 June 2019 — The police released artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara on Tuesday afternoon after he spent 24 hours in the San Miguel del Padrón police station, the independent artist explained to 14ymedio. By telephones, moment after his release, Alcántara related that he was arrested on Monday in the middle of the street. The … Continue reading “Cuban Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara Released on Tuesday”

"If You Come Back You Are Going To Regret It"

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 31 May 2019 — It’s been almost 15 days since Daniel Llorente, known as “the man with the flag,” arrived in Guyana pushed out by the Cuban authorities, who even took him to buy the ticket and accompanied him all the way to the stairs of the plane to make sure … Continue reading “"If You Come Back You Are Going To Regret It"”

The B Side of the Biennial

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 12 April 2019 — On Thursday, April 11, while in the halls of the National Museum of Fine Arts the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozcowas preparing an exhibition, and on the terrace of the Spanish Embassy the duo Clandestina finished mounting its installations, the independent artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was arrested in Damas … Continue reading “The B Side of the Biennial”

Journalist Serafín Morán Receives Political Asylum in the US

14ymedio, Havana | October 12, 2018 — US authorities have granted political asylum to independent journalist Serafín Morán after six months in a detention center in Pearsall, Texas, according to Cubanet. The reporter had to overcome a long judicial process to prove that his life was in danger inside the Island. Morán Santiago had been detained in the … Continue reading “Journalist Serafín Morán Receives Political Asylum in the US”

The ‘Man With The Flag’ Leaves Psychiatric Hospital After A Year’s Confinement

14ymedio, Havana, 11 May 2018 — Daniel Llorente, “the man with the flag,” has confirmed to 14ymedio by phone that he left the psychiatric hospital in Havana today. It took a little over a year for the authorities to finally make the decision to free the man who ran with an American flag in the May Day parade in 2017. At … Continue reading “The ‘Man With The Flag’ Leaves Psychiatric Hospital After A Year’s Confinement”

Son of the "Man With the Flag" Released After May Day Parade Ends

14ymedio, Havana, 2 May 2018 — Eliezer Llorente, the son of the “man of the flag,” was released on Tuesday after eleven o’clock in the morning, one hour after the end of the May Day parade in the Plaza of the Revolution. The young man, 18, was arrested last Sunday in San Antonio de los Baños for … Continue reading “Son of the "Man With the Flag" Released After May Day Parade Ends”

The "Man With the Flag" Hunger Strikes for the Release of His Son

14ymedio, Havana, 30 April 2018 — On the eve of the first anniversary of his arrest during last year’s May Day parade in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution, Daniel Llorente is refusing to eat until his son, Eliezer Llorente, who was arrested on Sunday in San Antonio de los Baños, in the province of Artemis, is … Continue reading “The "Man With the Flag" Hunger Strikes for the Release of His Son”

The Man With The Flag Asks For Mogherini’s Help

14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2017 — Daniel Llorente, the man with the flag, has asked Federica Mogherini not to forget his case because it demonstrates “the lack of political freedoms in Cuba.” The activist who hoisted the flag of the United States during last year’s May Day parade has since spent eight months in detention including seven … Continue reading “The Man With The Flag Asks For Mogherini’s Help”