Yoan de la Cruz, the Young Man Who Broadcast the July 11th (11J) Protests in San Antonio de los Banos, Released From Prison

14ymedio, Havana, 6 May 2022 — Yoan de la Cruz was released this Friday after almost 10 months in prison, family sources and friends confirmed to 14ymedio. After the appeal, the young man’s sentence of 6 years in prison was changed to 5 years in prison without internment. The young man, who on July 11 made the live broadcast of … Continue reading “Yoan de la Cruz, the Young Man Who Broadcast the July 11th (11J) Protests in San Antonio de los Banos, Released From Prison”

Six Years in Jail for Yoan de la Cruz for Streaming the July 11 Protests in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, March 22, 2022–Yoan de la Cruz, who last July 11th livestreamed the first protests in San Antonio de los Baños, which then spread throughout the country, has been sentenced to six years in prison by a tribunal, according to statements made on Tuesday by his mother, Maribel Cruz, on her Facebook profile. “So … Continue reading “Six Years in Jail for Yoan de la Cruz for Streaming the July 11 Protests in Cuba”

Cuban Tax Authorities Close 15 ‘MSMEs’ and Punish 323 Self-employed Workers for ‘Irregularities”

Diplomarket is suspected of being closed, like others, for tax evasion 14ymedio, Madrid, 10 July 2024 — The Cuban State does not know how much money it fails to receive due to tax evasion, although only until June it had already identified more than 162 million pesos, which, without a doubt, falls short. This Wednesday, the … Continue reading “Cuban Tax Authorities Close 15 ‘MSMEs’ and Punish 323 Self-employed Workers for ‘Irregularities””

‘From Mexico They Ask Is for 10,000 Dollars in Exchange for Proof of Life’ Denounces the Aunt of a Cuban

14ymedio, Havana, January 19, 2024 — “We are going to collect money from the dude. We are going to give him permission [to murder] and we are going to send them a video so that they can see that here in Mexico we do not play games.” This was one of the six intimidating audio … Continue reading “‘From Mexico They Ask Is for 10,000 Dollars in Exchange for Proof of Life’ Denounces the Aunt of a Cuban”

Patients Go Through an Ordeal To Be Treated in the Calamitous Cuban Hospitals

14ymedio, Olea Gallardo, Havana, November 30, 2023 — The bursting into tears last Monday of Dr. Yoandra Quesada de Bayamo (Granma), who is being tried along with five other colleagues for the death of a 23-year-old patient, is nothing but the vivid image of what remains of healthcare in Cuba, the eternal jewel in the … Continue reading “Patients Go Through an Ordeal To Be Treated in the Calamitous Cuban Hospitals”

‘The Cuban Government Is Guilty of the Death of a Patient in Bayamo, Not the Doctors’

14ymedio, Havana, 26 November 2023 — Urologist Aldo Luis Zamora Varona denounced the “injustice” against six of his colleagues who the authorities charged with “negligence” two years ago when they “tried to save the life” of an accident victim in the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes General Hospital, in Bayamo, but did not succeed. They are Rafael José … Continue reading “‘The Cuban Government Is Guilty of the Death of a Patient in Bayamo, Not the Doctors’”

Another Sunday of Blackouts for Cubans With More Than 600 Megawatts of Electricity Deficit

14ymedio, Havana, 24 September 2023 — Cubans are experiencing another day of blackouts this Sunday, with more than 600 megawatts (MW) of deficit as predicted by the Electric Union (UNE). The Antonio Guiteras thermoelectric power plant (CTE), located in Matanzas, is still out of service, and the other generating plants also accumulate a string of … Continue reading “Another Sunday of Blackouts for Cubans With More Than 600 Megawatts of Electricity Deficit”

Anti Diaz-Canel Protest Grafitti Appears on a Wall in Santiago de Cuba

14ymedio, Santiago de Cuba, 14 September 2023 — On Thursday, a sign with the phrase “Canel, you asshole, hand over the country” was scribbled on an exterior wall in Palma Soriano, an area in downtown Santiago de Cuba. Sources living in the area confirmed the graffiti can be found near a very busy intersection where … Continue reading “Anti Diaz-Canel Protest Grafitti Appears on a Wall in Santiago de Cuba”

Police Operations, Internet Outages and Surveillance Against Activists Mark May 20 in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 21 May 2023 — Police barricades in front of homes  and internet cuts on the cell phones of opponents, activists and independent journalists marked this May 20 on the Island, during the 121st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Cuba. Part of the editorial staff of 14ymedio was incommunicado throughout the … Continue reading “Police Operations, Internet Outages and Surveillance Against Activists Mark May 20 in Cuba”

Cuba: Matanzas Shipwreck Survivor is Summoned to Identify the Found Remains

14ymedio, Havana, 23 February 2023 — Almost a month after the shipwreck, around Cayo Cruz del Padre, in the province of Matanzas, three unidentified bodies remain in the Legal Medicine facilities. This was reported on her Facebook account by Yaylin Mesa Vázquez, one of the survivors of the incident that occurred on January 23, who was … Continue reading “Cuba: Matanzas Shipwreck Survivor is Summoned to Identify the Found Remains”

A Fire in a Cane Field Caused a Seven-Hour Blackout in the Middle of Cuba

14ymedio, Madrid, 14 February 2023 — A fire in a cane field was the cause of the disconnection of the National Electricity System (SEN) that affected half of Cuba this Monday from the center to the east of the Island. The disconnection, from Ciego de Ávila to Guantánamo, occurred around 2 in the afternoon and … Continue reading “A Fire in a Cane Field Caused a Seven-Hour Blackout in the Middle of Cuba”

Three Coyotes Who Demanded $15,000 From Relatives of Cuban Rafters Are Arrested In Order To Free Them

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 19 September 2022 — Didier Pérez Pérez, Lester Leyniel Soca Díaz and Yoandy Alonso, arrested last Thursday, are accused of belonging to a human trafficking network that was transporting Cubans by sea to Monroe County, Florida (USA), where they were kept kidnapped in a house in Hialeah, until their relatives paid $15,000. A … Continue reading “Three Coyotes Who Demanded $15,000 From Relatives of Cuban Rafters Are Arrested In Order To Free Them”

Cuban President Diaz-Canel and the Blackouts: Enemies On All Sides

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 29 August 2022 — It is one thing to say that Cuba will overcome the current energy crisis; what Díaz-Canel did is quite another matter, he insulted the Cuban people who are fed up with so many lies, and with waiting for “The New Man” who will never arrive. Even … Continue reading “Cuban President Diaz-Canel and the Blackouts: Enemies On All Sides”

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”

During the 11 July Protests the ‘Black Wasps’ Went Crazy Beating and Arresting Anyone in La Güinera

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 24 April 2022 — Everyone in La Güinera knows Dariel Cruz García as El Bolo and last July he joined a river of people who went out to protest in the streets of that Havana neighborhood. Now, his passion for soccer and for walks with his friends will have to wait because he … Continue reading “During the 11 July Protests the ‘Black Wasps’ Went Crazy Beating and Arresting Anyone in La Güinera”