Assessment of the IX Summit of the Americas: A Success

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 13 June 2022 — A certain sense of failure has been the conclusion conveyed by many media about the recent IX Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles. But in fact it has been the opposite  The defenders of the failure thesis rely on the fact that the absences … Continue reading “Assessment of the IX Summit of the Americas: A Success”

Young Daughter of Cuban Rapper Maykel Osorbos Asks the Summit to Help ‘Free Him’

EFE/14ymedio, Los Angeles/Havana | 9 Junio 2022 — The six-year-old daughter of rapper Maykel Castillo Osorbo, one of the creators of the song Patria y Vida, imprisoned for more than a year in Cuba, asked the leaders participating in the IX Summit of the Americas for help to “free” him. “Gentlemen of the Summit, I am writing to … Continue reading “Young Daughter of Cuban Rapper Maykel Osorbos Asks the Summit to Help ‘Free Him’”

At the Summit of the Americas, the United States Will Promote a Migration Pact Without Cuba

EFE/14ymedio, Havana, June 5, 2022 — While some analysts think that the absence of Venezuela, Nicaragua and, probably, Cuba have made next week’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles meaningless, others think that there will be no consequences and that it won’t overshadow the plan of the United States to promote a migration pact, … Continue reading “At the Summit of the Americas, the United States Will Promote a Migration Pact Without Cuba”

Cuban Regime Prevents Saily Gonzalez from Going to U.S. to Attend Summit of the Americas

14ymedio, Havana, May 29, 2022 — Villa Clara businesswoman and activist Saily Gonzalez was informed by State Security that she would not be allowed to attend the ninth Summit of the Americas, which she was invited to attend as a representative of Cuban civil society. Word was sent through her family that the activist will … Continue reading “Cuban Regime Prevents Saily Gonzalez from Going to U.S. to Attend Summit of the Americas”

Dissident leaders carry a united message to the Americas Summit in Panama / 14ymedio, EFE

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 3 April 2015 –Several leaders of the Cuban opposition and independent civil society made public Friday a document title “A United Message to the Seventh Summit of the Americas” under the slogan “Yo soy Cuba” (I am Cuba). In the text they point out that the “ the full insertion of the Cuban … Continue reading “Dissident leaders carry a united message to the Americas Summit in Panama / 14ymedio, EFE”

CELAC Summit Passed Like a Storm / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello

HAVANA, Cuba — There is not a single time that the phone rings for good news; these days every conversation is based on arrests, beatings and demonstrations, an eloquent way to carry out the Summit of CELAC (Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States) which turned into a parody of the famous novel “Wuthering Heights” by Englishwoman … Continue reading “CELAC Summit Passed Like a Storm / Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello”

Angel Santiesteban Asks the CELAC Summit not to convert their visit into support for Raul Castro’s regime

From Prison: Cuban writer sends message to the attendees at the CELAC Summit. Ángel Santiesteban, sentenced to five years in prison, asks the leaders invited to the meeting to not convert their visit into an act of support for Raúl Castro’s regime. The writer Angel Santiesteban is sentenced to five years in prison (Cortesía). Luis Leonel León / Special … Continue reading “Angel Santiesteban Asks the CELAC Summit not to convert their visit into support for Raul Castro’s regime”

Difficult Unity at the Summit in Havana / Orlando Freire Santana

At first glance, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is a laudable mechanism for consultation and integration of the nations located south of the Rio Grande. When it was founded in Caracas in December of 2011, under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, it was thought that it would foster unity among the … Continue reading “Difficult Unity at the Summit in Havana / Orlando Freire Santana”

Sixth Summit / Rafael León Rodríguez

The 6th Summit of the Americas concluded with the marked intention to add Cuba at the next event in Panama or, it seems, to not hold another meeting. The theme of the fiftieth anniversary of U.S. embargo against the Cuban archipelago was also called out as a random proposition for after the November elections in … Continue reading “Sixth Summit / Rafael León Rodríguez”

Letter from the Front to the Attendees at the VI Summit of the Americas / Jorge Luis García Pérez Antunez

Mr. Presidents and Foreign Ministers participating in the Sixth Summit of the Americas, meeting in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: I am Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez, former Cuban political prisoner who, after warmly greeting you and sending you my respects on behalf of my brothers of the internal resistance, which in a peaceful but direct … Continue reading “Letter from the Front to the Attendees at the VI Summit of the Americas / Jorge Luis García Pérez Antunez”

‘Today There are Prisoners in Cuba for Thinking Differently,’ Laments Chilean President Gabriel Boric

14ymedio, Madrid, 9 June 2022 — The president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, has once again, this Thursday, marked the terrain where his political ideas dwell, and it continues to seem far from Cuba. “I come from a left that is profoundly democratic, that values ​​and respects human rights unrestrictedly, regardless of who is in power,” … Continue reading “‘Today There are Prisoners in Cuba for Thinking Differently,’ Laments Chilean President Gabriel Boric”

US Will Resume the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program This Summer

14ymedio, Havana, 10 June 2022 — The United States reported that it will resume the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) for Cubans, and the equivalent program for Haitians (HFRP), this summer. In a statement issued this Thursday, the same day that the Washington Embassy in Havana announced the imminent expansion of procedures at that diplomatic headquarters, the Department … Continue reading “US Will Resume the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program This Summer”

Before a New Thaw, the Strategy is Already a Matter of Debate

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 22 January 2021 — Once Joe Biden assumed the presidency of the United States for the next four years, a space opened to serenely analyze the meaning that it may have for Cuba’s relations with the world’s leading power, since, although it is difficult to recognize it, this link has a … Continue reading “Before a New Thaw, the Strategy is Already a Matter of Debate”

A Report Details ‘Cuba’s Oversized Influence’ in the World

14ymedio/EFE, Madrid/Miami, 9 June 2022 — While Cubans inside the country suffer from food shortages, and basic services and infrastructures are collapsing, the government – ​​which usually blames the United States embargo for all this – hides that it spends fortunes on its external image, according to a report on ’’ the oversized influence of … Continue reading “A Report Details ‘Cuba’s Oversized Influence’ in the World”

Saily Gonzalez Arrives in the US in the Face of Growing Threats from the Cuban Police

14ymedio, Havana, 19 June 2022 — Due to the “episode of repression” that activist Saily González Velázquez suffered last Thursday, she decided to leave Cuba and this Sunday she arrived in Miami in the United States. According to what she made known through her social networks, her decision was made “very hastily and I have told … Continue reading “Saily Gonzalez Arrives in the US in the Face of Growing Threats from the Cuban Police”