The Yo Sí Te Creo Platform Raises to 50 the Number of Confirmed Sexist Murders in Cuba in 2023

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 10 July 2023 — On Monday, the independent feminist platform Yo Sí Te Creo en Cuba (YSTCC) raised to 50 the number of sexist murders registered on the Island so far in 2023, confirming a new femicide in the province of Santiago de Cuba. This time the victim was Rafaela Yusmila … Continue reading “The Yo Sí Te Creo Platform Raises to 50 the Number of Confirmed Sexist Murders in Cuba in 2023”

‘Yo Si Te Creo’ Denounces Two New Femicides in Cuba

EFE/14ymedio, Havana | 1 February 2021 — The independent feminist collective Yo Sí Te Creo [Yes I Believe You] in Cuba lamented, this Wednesday, a new femicide on the island and once again called for “effective mechanisms to prevent gender violence.” In the absence of official statistics on sexist murders, the platform posted on Twitter that … Continue reading “‘Yo Si Te Creo’ Denounces Two New Femicides in Cuba”

A Young Cuban Woman Missing for Three Weeks Left With a Group of Rafters

Yo Sí Te Creo in Cuba asks the authorities to look for the boat, whose location is unknown, where 19 people with hardly any drinking water are holding out 14ymedio, Havana, June 3, 2024 — Melisa Odaisi Peraza Cabrera, 24, who has been missing since May 14, is part of a group of 19 Cuban … Continue reading “A Young Cuban Woman Missing for Three Weeks Left With a Group of Rafters”

In Cuba One Egg, a Common Food, Now Costs More Than the Daily Pension of a Retiree

Eggs cost 3,500 pesos per carton of 30 in the informal market, compared to 2,000 a year ago 14ymedio, Havana, 14 April 2024 — In the ’80s, when the Soviet subsidy had created the mirage of prosperity in Cuba, in primary schools, along with names and mockery for physical appearance, it was common to insult … Continue reading “In Cuba One Egg, a Common Food, Now Costs More Than the Daily Pension of a Retiree”

The Creole Mojo Falters With the Rise in Price of Garlic in Cuba

14ymedio, Natalia López Moya, Havana, March 24, 2024 — Yucca with creole mojo, tamales with a good portion of sofrito on top and the marinade for meat. In each there is an ingredient that leads and surpasses in importance to all the others: garlic. Cuban cuisine basically smells like the aromatic condiment that accompanies a … Continue reading “The Creole Mojo Falters With the Rise in Price of Garlic in Cuba”

A Nurse is Assassinated by Her Husband, a Doctor in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 3 March 2024 — Samantha Heredia, a 22-year-old nurse, was murdered in Santiago de Cuba by her husband, Dr. Pedro Carmenate. An employee of the Juan Bruno Zayas Clinical Surgical Hospital in the eastern capital, where the victim and aggressor met and the latter worked as a resident doctor, confirmed the news to 14ymedio. … Continue reading “A Nurse is Assassinated by Her Husband, a Doctor in Santiago de Cuba”

Even Cuban Dogs Arrive Illegally in the United States

14ymedio, Havana, 6 February 2024 — From Santa Clara to Havana, from Havana to Cancun, from Cancun to Miami. The trip of Brandy, a five-year-old Creole dog, was not very different from the one its owners made twelve months ago. But the reunion had a price: tensions, bribes to process the documentation and $3,000 in … Continue reading “Even Cuban Dogs Arrive Illegally in the United States”

Another Young Mother From Camaguey is Murdered in Cuba by her Partner, Now a Fugitive

14ymedio, Madrid, 1 February 2024 — Dianny Caballero, a 26-year-old woman and the mother of a four-year-old girl, is the sixth victim of feminicide in Cuba so far this year. As confirmed by Cubanos por el Mundo, her perpetrator, Jorge Socarrás Guerra, was her partner and is a fugitive. The event occurred on Wednesday morning, on José … Continue reading “Another Young Mother From Camaguey is Murdered in Cuba by her Partner, Now a Fugitive”

The Alleged Murderer of ‘Snow White’, a Well-Known Cuban Drag Queen, Is Arrested

14ymedio, Havana, 16 December 2023 — Rudy, a Cuban drag queen known in the LGBTI community as Blancanieves, (Snow White) was murdered this Thursday by his partner, who was arrested shortly after by the Police. The crime, which could be classified as femicide when the details are known, occurred in the town of Santiago de … Continue reading “The Alleged Murderer of ‘Snow White’, a Well-Known Cuban Drag Queen, Is Arrested”

Cuban Women Most Affected by Violence are Blacks, Mixed-Race and Those Under 35

14ymedio, Havana, 17 December 2023 — The Attorney General of the Republic, Yamila Peña Ojeda, said at the VII Plenary of the Communist Party of Cuba, held in Havana, that at the end of October 2023, 117 violent deaths of women had been reported on the Island, according to the official newspaper Granma. This figure … Continue reading “Cuban Women Most Affected by Violence are Blacks, Mixed-Race and Those Under 35”

A Young Woman of 20 Murdered by Her Partner in Bayamo, the 77th Femicide in Cuba This Year

14ymedio, Havana, 23 November 2023 —  The independent observatories Alas Tensas and Yo Sí Te Creo (YSTC) confirmed this Thursday two new victims of misogynistic violence in Cuba. The deaths of both women brings the number of femicides on the Island since January to 77, more than double the number recorded throughout the year in 2022 … Continue reading “A Young Woman of 20 Murdered by Her Partner in Bayamo, the 77th Femicide in Cuba This Year”

‘Giron’ Breaks the Silence of the Official Cuban Press with Details About Seven Femicides in 2023

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2023 — Cuba’s official press revealed that, in the first half of 2023, seven women were murdered in the province of Matanzas. The data, published this Saturday by the Girón newspaper, breaks with officialdom’s usual silence on femicides in Cuba and offers details until now kept secret, such as the ages of the deceased … Continue reading “‘Giron’ Breaks the Silence of the Official Cuban Press with Details About Seven Femicides in 2023”

In Havana, the Former Varsovia Restaurant Becomes a Luxury Private Business

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 2 November 2023 — Neither the gray sky nor the rain that fell at intervals on Havana this Thursday clouded the brand new figure of the old Varsovia [Warsaw] restaurant on the corner of 12th and 17th streets in Havana’s El Vedado district. With its freshly painted façade and shiny … Continue reading “In Havana, the Former Varsovia Restaurant Becomes a Luxury Private Business”

Political Curators in the Cuban Regime Rehabilitate Italo Calvino on his Centenary

14ymedio, Xavier Carbonell, Salamanca, 15 October 2023 – No one would have guessed that publishing Italo Calvino in Cuba – where an ’absolute freeze’ on his books was declared in 1971 – was going to become a coin of diplomatic currency between Rome and Havana. Scholars and ambassadors, aficionados and bureaucrats, teachers, critics and drowsy … Continue reading “Political Curators in the Cuban Regime Rehabilitate Italo Calvino on his Centenary”

Cuba Registers 62 Femicides So Far This Year, Adding Two New Confirmed Cases

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 5 October 2023 — The independent Cuban platforms https://www.yositecreoencuba.org/ (YSTC) and Alas Tensas confirmed two new femicides on the Island on Thursday, bringing the number of sexist murders verified so far this year to 62. The latest victims were Olaida Casanova and Nectaly Aguirre, 30, reported by activists on the social network X (Twitter). According … Continue reading “Cuba Registers 62 Femicides So Far This Year, Adding Two New Confirmed Cases”