Archipielago: Yunior Garcia, Saily Gonzalez, Daniela Rojo, David Martinez

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2021 — In the second half of the year, a group turned the Cuban reality upside down, the Archipiélago platform, which was placed under the global spotlight after less than a year of its creation. The Cuban authorities had just announced with great fanfare the reopening of the country for November … Continue reading “Archipielago: Yunior Garcia, Saily Gonzalez, Daniela Rojo, David Martinez”

Cuban Government Releases Daniela Rojo, But Arrests a Child Under 15 at School

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2021 — Daniela Rojo was released this Wednesday, as confirmed by the activist herself by telephone to 14ymedio in a brief conversation. The young woman, moderator of the Archipiélago platform and architect of the initiative for the 15N (15 November) Civic March for Change in Guabanacoa, had been missing for five days and the group to which she … Continue reading “Cuban Government Releases Daniela Rojo, But Arrests a Child Under 15 at School”

Family Members of Those Arrested on July 11 in Cuba Plea with EFE to Cover Their Trials

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 7 January 2022 — The Cuban activist and businesswoman Saily González Velázquez, along with others such as Salomé García Bacallao, and family members of those detained on July 11th (11J), have started a social media campaign for the Spanish news agency, EFE, to cover the prisoners’ trials. “There is still time for … Continue reading “Family Members of Those Arrested on July 11 in Cuba Plea with EFE to Cover Their Trials”

2021 in Cuba, the Year of the Collective Face

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2021 — Only a few times before has it been so difficult to compile this list with the 14 most relevant faces of the year in Cuba now ending. The twelve months that have elapsed so far have been marked by an infinity of events and thousands of protagonists who have … Continue reading “2021 in Cuba, the Year of the Collective Face”

‘To Those Who Want to Divide Us, Let’s Not Give Them the Pleasure,’ Archipielago Coordinators Ask

14ymedio, Havana, 10 December 2021 — The Cuban civic platform Archipíelago published this Friday a “declaration of permanence” signed by its coordinators as a result of the resignation in recent days of several of its members. “It’s hard to reinvent oneself every day in the middle of governmental hostility and anguish of a sick society; bring consensus … Continue reading “‘To Those Who Want to Divide Us, Let’s Not Give Them the Pleasure,’ Archipielago Coordinators Ask”

Saily González Leaves Archipielago and Calls to Accelerate the Fights for Rights in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 6 December 2021 — The businesswoman Saily González, one of the most active coordinators of the Archipíelago group since its creation, announced this Sunday that she is leaving the Cuban opposition platform. She was joined this Monday by activist Magdiel Jorge Castro. “Today I am leaving Archipíelago, the most important undertaking to which … Continue reading “Saily González Leaves Archipielago and Calls to Accelerate the Fights for Rights in Cuba”

Cuba: Archipielago Coordinator Resigns Due to Political Disagreement

  14ymedio, Havana, 4 December 2021 — The lawyer Fernando Almeyda resigned this Friday as one the coordinators of the Archipiélago group. “Assuming this role implies a responsibility, which in the face of the latest events and decisions of the group I cannot assume,” he explained in a post published on his Facebook profile, in which he also … Continue reading “Cuba: Archipielago Coordinator Resigns Due to Political Disagreement”

Repression and Internal Disagreements Cause Resignations in the Archipielago Group

14ymedio, Havana, 24 November 2021 — After the surprise arrival in Spain of Yunior García Aguilera and his wife, Dayana Prieto, on November 17, the Archipiélago platform, which the playwright helped create, is experiencing difficult times. The harassment and repression by Cuban State Security since the call for the Civic March of 15N, (15 November) … Continue reading “Repression and Internal Disagreements Cause Resignations in the Archipielago Group”

Yunior Garcia Suggests an Alliance Against the Dictatorships of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

EUROPA PRESS (via 14ymedio), Madrid, 27 November 2021 — Cuban playwright Yunior García Aguilera, who arrived in Spain last week to escape repression, calls on the opposition to “reinvent itself” to try to “change things” on the island, for which he suggests, for example, the need to speak with opponents from Venezuela and Nicaragua who … Continue reading “Yunior Garcia Suggests an Alliance Against the Dictatorships of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua”

More than 650 Detainees from the July 11 (11J) Protests in Cuba Are Still in Prison

14ymedio, Havana, 17 November 2021 — Daniela Rojo, mother of two young children and moderator of the Archipiélago platform, architect of the initiative for the 15N (15 November), is missing for the fifth day. The young woman was already been detained for almost a month for participating in the protests on July 11. “The Istanbul Protocol (UN, 2004) strictly prohibits … Continue reading “More than 650 Detainees from the July 11 (11J) Protests in Cuba Are Still in Prison”

Cuba: Family Member Confirms to ’14ymedio’ that Yunior Garcia and Dayana Prieto Disappeared on Tuesday

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 November 2021 — Yunior García Aguilera and Dayana Prieto slept at their house on Monday and went out for a walk on Tuesday morning. From that moment on, relatives who visited the opponent’s home near midnight of the same day lost track of the couple, according to family members who … Continue reading “Cuba: Family Member Confirms to ’14ymedio’ that Yunior Garcia and Dayana Prieto Disappeared on Tuesday”

Black Berets, Red Kerchiefs and Flags to Silence the Cries of Freedom in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2021 — Several hours prior to November 15th, the date designated by the Cuban opposition to mobilize, the organizers, Archipiélago, denounced the “cruel blockade, illegal and inhumane” to which the Government subjects one of its leaders, Yunior García Aguilera. The playwright, who had planned to go out and walk on Sunday, November … Continue reading “Black Berets, Red Kerchiefs and Flags to Silence the Cries of Freedom in Cuba”

Cuban Political Police Multiply Arrests of Activists Before 15 November (15N)

14ymedio, Havana, 14 November 2021 — A few hours before the Civic March for Change, called for this Monday in Cuba by the Archipiélago group, State Security intensifies its siege against activists, independent journalists and ordinary citizens. Daniela Rojo, mother of two young children, moderator of the platform in networks from Guanabacoa, Havana, and who was … Continue reading “Cuban Political Police Multiply Arrests of Activists Before 15 November (15N)”

From Physics to Prison, a Professor Ends in Detention for Supporting 15N in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 5 November 2021–Physics professor, Pedro Albert Sánchez has been detained for over 48 hours since last Wednesday, when he was summoned to a police interrogation. The academic was arrested after announcing a walk “for freedom of thought, expression and peaceful protest.” Following his arrest, police agents transferred him to a unit knows as … Continue reading “From Physics to Prison, a Professor Ends in Detention for Supporting 15N in Cuba”

I Was Detained for 23 Days for Exercising My Constitutional Right to Demonstrate

14ymedio, Daniela Cecilia Rojo Varona, Guanabacoa, 14 August 2021 — On July 11, in one of my regular connections to Facebook, I see a video announcing that the town of San Antonio de los Baños has taken to the streets. A couple of hours later, the postings about uprisings in various places in the country are many. In … Continue reading “I Was Detained for 23 Days for Exercising My Constitutional Right to Demonstrate”