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”

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”

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”

August Sees the Highest Number of Protests in Cuba since 11 July 2021

14ymedio, Madrid, 2 September 2022 — There were a total of 361 demonstrations in the country, according to the latest report by the Cuban Conflict Observatory (OCC), which was released on Thursday. This is the second highest number of protests recorded by the US-based organization, which began tracking them in September 2020. The main reason … Continue reading “August Sees the Highest Number of Protests in Cuba since 11 July 2021”

Silivio Rodriguez Criticizes the Cuban Government for Blocking the People’s Protests Over the Blackouts

14ymedio, Havana, 29 August 2022 — The troubadour Silvio Rodríguez has once again used his blog to complain to the Executive of Miguel Díaz-Canel about its attitude towards the protests, particularly the most recent ones, against the lack of light and constant blackouts. “I think that our government makes a serious mistake when it prevents the … Continue reading “Silivio Rodriguez Criticizes the Cuban Government for Blocking the People’s Protests Over the Blackouts”

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’”

Cuba: Protests and the Declaration of the Civil Society

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, August 24, 2022 — To those who asked when the Cuban population would return to take to the streets, when another July 11 would be repeated, it must be said: the people have already taken to the streets in many cities every day. Every day is July 11. And this is … Continue reading “Cuba: Protests and the Declaration of the Civil Society”

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?”

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”

Cubans Respond to the Blackouts in Bayamo with Protests, Mockery and Posters

14ymedio, Bayamo, 4 August 2022 — Things are changing in Cuba and not only in the capital. The residents of Bayamo, in modest Granma Province, no longer remain silent in the face of blackouts and openly challenge the authorities. Last Tuesday, a group of people gathered at the Altar of the Heroes, next to the … Continue reading “Cubans Respond to the Blackouts in Bayamo with Protests, Mockery and Posters”

Cuban Experts Continue to Look for the ‘Technological Failure’ in the Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Plant

14ymedio, Havana, 6 November 2022 — The largest thermoelectric power plant in Cuba, Antonio Guiteras de Matanzas, was disconnected again this Saturday. The Electric Union of Cuba (UNE) reported that its departure from the National Electricity System was due to a “technological failure” that occurred 19 days after its synchronization to the network. In an … Continue reading “Cuban Experts Continue to Look for the ‘Technological Failure’ in the Antonio Guiteras Thermoelectric Plant”

Justicia 11J Documented the Arrests of 162 Protesters in Cuba Last Quarter

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 November 2022 — Cuban NGO, Justicia 11J shared on Friday that it has documented a total of 162 arrests of protesters who participated in “at least 202 public protests” in Cuba between August and October. In a report published on social media, the association shared that of the more than … Continue reading “Justicia 11J Documented the Arrests of 162 Protesters in Cuba Last Quarter”