The US Criticizes the ‘Outrageous’ Sentences Imposed on the Nuevitas Protesters in Cuba

Undersecretary Brian A. Nichols pointed out that the incident is evidence of the “continued repression of the Cuban Government.” 14ymedio, Havana, 30 April 2024 — The Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Brian A. Nichols, described this Monday as “outrageous” the sentences imposed by the Cuban courts on those who … Continue reading “The US Criticizes the ‘Outrageous’ Sentences Imposed on the Nuevitas Protesters in Cuba”

European Union Is ‘Concerned’ About the Disproportionate Sentences of the Nuevitas Protesters in Cuba

A spokesperson for EU “High Representative” Josep Borrell insists that “within the framework of its policy of constructive but critical dialogue, the EU continues to urge the authorities to ensure respect for human rights” EFE/14ymedio, Brussels, 3 May 2024 — The European Union (EU) expressed its concern this Thursday about the “harsh and disproportionate” sentences … Continue reading “European Union Is ‘Concerned’ About the Disproportionate Sentences of the Nuevitas Protesters in Cuba”

The Young Woman Who Broadcast the Nuevitas Protests Is Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Fray Pascual Claro Valladares attempts suicide in prison upon learning of his sentence, 10 years in prison for sedition Between 4 and 15 years in prison for 13 peaceful protesters in the city of Camagüey 14ymedio, Madrid, April 28, 2024 — The judgments of the Provincial Court of Camagüey handed down against the demonstrators of … Continue reading “The Young Woman Who Broadcast the Nuevitas Protests Is Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison”

The Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Asks for 15 Years in Prison for the Young Woman Who Broadcast the Nuevitas Protest

14ymedio, Madrid, 25 September 2023 — The Prosecutor’s Office has asked for up to 15 years in prison for two citizens who took to the streets in Nuevitas, Camagüey in August of last year, in protest against the prolonged blackouts. They are José Armando Torrente Muñoz and Mayelín Rodríguez Prado, the 21-year-old young woman who … Continue reading “The Cuban Prosecutor’s Office Asks for 15 Years in Prison for the Young Woman Who Broadcast the Nuevitas Protest”

Justice 11J Denounces That 17 Cubans Are Still Imprisoned for the Protests in Nuevitas a Year Ago

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 7 September 2023 — At least 17 people who participated in the protests in the town of Nuevitas, Camagüey, in August 2022 remain in prison waiting to be tried, the NGO Justicia 11J said on Thursday. After protesting the blackouts and shortages, the prisoners have been accused of “public disorder, attacks, damage, contempt, … Continue reading “Justice 11J Denounces That 17 Cubans Are Still Imprisoned for the Protests in Nuevitas a Year Ago”

One of Those Arrested for the Protests in Nuevitas, Cuba is Accused of Sabotage

14ymedio, Havana, 13 September 2022 — With an anonymous phone call, and the possession of pellets and a slingshot as evidence, Jimmy Johnson Agosto, who was arrested last week in Nuevitas, Camagüey for participating in last month’s protests, is accused of sabotage, a crime which is considered aggravated for being against national security. The 26-year-old’s … Continue reading “One of Those Arrested for the Protests in Nuevitas, Cuba is Accused of Sabotage”

The Cuban Regime Continues with Arrests in Nuevitas

14ymedio, Havana, 8 September 2022 — Despite the apparent calm in Nuevitas, Camagüey, where three weeks ago the largest demonstrations took place on the island since July 11, 2021, the Cuban regime continues with arrests. The organization Justice 11J reported on Wednesday the arbitrary arrest of five people in recent days. The legal platform pointed … Continue reading “The Cuban Regime Continues with Arrests in Nuevitas”

Two Officials from Nuevitas Added to the List of Cuban Repressors

14ymedio, Havana, 23 August 2022 — On Monday, the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FDHC), added to their data base of repressors the two officials who attacked protestors in Nuevitas, Camagüey, during the most recent protests. One of them is Roberto Conde Silvierio, First Secretary of the Communist Party in that city, accused of ordering … Continue reading “Two Officials from Nuevitas Added to the List of Cuban Repressors”

In Nuevitas, Cuba, ‘The Little Roosters Dress in All Black and Walk the Streets to Instill Fear’

14ymedio, Havana, 25 August 2022 — Dozens of neighbors went out to the street on Wednesday night to the Humberto Álvarez people’s council in Matanzas. “There were a lot of people and the police could not do anything,” stated a resident of the settlement near the old Dos Rosas sugar mill, between Santa Marta and … Continue reading “In Nuevitas, Cuba, ‘The Little Roosters Dress in All Black and Walk the Streets to Instill Fear’”

More Police and Arrests and Fewer Blackouts to Calm Things Down in Nuevitas, Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 22 August 22, 2022 — The Camagüey city of Nuevitas, a protagonist on Thursday and Friday of the largest demonstrations in Cuba since July 11, 2021, wakes up on this repressed and silent Monday. Throughout the weekend, its inhabitants had their Internet access restricted, and the streets were patrolled by police, soldiers and … Continue reading “More Police and Arrests and Fewer Blackouts to Calm Things Down in Nuevitas, Cuba”

Cuba: Why Nuevitas?

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 22 August 2022 — The disproportionate repression against the protests of July 11 of last year had a very clear objective: to prevent people from again taking to the streets to demand democratic change in Cuba. The excessive prison sentences handed down by the courts also sought to send a message … Continue reading “Cuba: Why Nuevitas?”

Cuba: They’ve Militarized Nuevitas and Cut Off Internet Access to Prevent New Protests

14ymedio, Havana, 21 August 2022 — Nuevitas, Camagüey spent the day on Saturday under a heavy police operation, with restricted access to the internet and the streets patrolled by police and the military. Protests against the long power outages occurred on two consecutive days last week in that city. Justicia 11J reported the “violent” arrest … Continue reading “Cuba: They’ve Militarized Nuevitas and Cut Off Internet Access to Prevent New Protests”

Wide Deployment of Cuba’s Repressive Forces Fails to Prevent Another Protest in Nuevitas

14ymedio, Havana, 20 August 2022 — For the second day in a row, this Friday night and during part of the early hours of this Saturday, the residents of Nuevitas, Camagüey, returned to the streets in protest over the long blackouts. The demonstration in the neighborhood of Pastelillo was repressed by the police, who arrested … Continue reading “Wide Deployment of Cuba’s Repressive Forces Fails to Prevent Another Protest in Nuevitas”

To the Cry of ‘The People Are Tired’ Nuevitas Registers Largest Protest in Cuba Since 11 July 2021

14ymedio, Havana, 19 August 2022 — Hundreds of people took to the streets early this Friday in Nuevitas, Camagüey, in a demonstration not seen in Cuba since July 11, 2021. The protest, as seen in numerous videos shared on social networks, was massive, illuminated by the flashlight of cell phones and motorcycle headlights, and accompanied … Continue reading “To the Cry of ‘The People Are Tired’ Nuevitas Registers Largest Protest in Cuba Since 11 July 2021”

Blackouts of More Than 12 Hours in Cuba, Hopeless Heat, Lack of Fuel and Out-of-Service Power Plants

14ymedio, Havana, May 8, 2024 — There was no need for the Electric Union of Cuba (UNE) to say this Wednesday, in its usual forecast, that yesterday “the service was affected due to a deficit of generation capacity for 24 hours.” The inhabitants of a third of the Island were able to feel it in … Continue reading “Blackouts of More Than 12 Hours in Cuba, Hopeless Heat, Lack of Fuel and Out-of-Service Power Plants”