Hunger Strike – Blog 3 (Final) / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Due to the well-known inability of Cubans to connect to the Internet at will — and because I didn’t feel I was in a condition during the first week of April to travel to Havana — it is only today that I can update my page. In the end, it turns out, censorship reaped its … Continue reading “Hunger Strike – Blog 3 (Final) / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Hunger Strike’ Day 21. Blog 2. / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Today it has been three weeks since the beginning of my hunger strike. The distinctive sign these days has been the absolute silence maintained by the Cuban government authorities and by the officials of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Absolutely no one, of any government institution or of MINSAP, has made any public pronouncement … Continue reading “Hunger Strike’ Day 21. Blog 2. / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Hunger Strike’ 18 Days. What More Do They Want to Demonstrate? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

It became clear that they are more macho and virile than the rest of the Cubans, including me of course, having the most legendary and robust genitalia, the most powerful testosterone and you don’t play with them, the most alpha males of this story. None of this is discussed, more than 50 years should be … Continue reading “Hunger Strike’ 18 Days. What More Do They Want to Demonstrate? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Hunger Strike 16 Days. Who did they bar from practicing medicine in 2006? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Today they are saying I’m heartless, that there was no merit in my past, everything in me was bullshit. They will try to discredit even my shadow, they will say that I am only a little guy who misled his colleagues and they will insist on clinging to the lie castaways cling to a board. … Continue reading “Hunger Strike 16 Days. Who did they bar from practicing medicine in 2006? / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Hunger Strike: First Report / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

For reasons beyond my control I could not access the Internet today and send these words to Citizen Zero through my wife. During the first week of my hunger strike I stayed for most of the time in Marti Park in Guanajay, located in front of the community clinic in this town, which was the … Continue reading “Hunger Strike: First Report / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Dr. Jeovany Jimenez Vega Explains Why He Is Now on Hunger Strike / Jeovany J. Vega

Video 1 of 3 – Describes being barred from practicing medicine for circulating and submitting a petition signed by 300 healthcare workers requesting an increase in wages. Video 2 of 3 – Describes his attempts to have his case heard by government institutions. Video 3 of 3 – Describes the actions the authorities took against … Continue reading “Dr. Jeovany Jimenez Vega Explains Why He Is Now on Hunger Strike / Jeovany J. Vega”

Dr. Jeovany Jimenez Vega Declares Hunger Strike / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

This afternoon at 1:30 PM, I delivered at the headquarters of the Ministry of Public Health Minister a document addressed to Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, by which I declare a HUNGER STRIKE, which I will maintain until my death if the following conditions are not met: A. – The repeal of Ministerial Resolutions 248 and … Continue reading “Dr. Jeovany Jimenez Vega Declares Hunger Strike / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Pride as a Philosophy; Brutality as a Currency / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Jeovany Jimenez Vega, 3 December 2021 — Things are going very badly in a country where any citizen can be punished with impunity for exercising their right to speak freely, something contrary to the constitutional norms that have been pillars of democracy for the last 25 centuries. When this aberration becomes a frequent practice, we … Continue reading “Pride as a Philosophy; Brutality as a Currency / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

“There Will Not Be A Wave Of Physicians Returning To Cuba” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Jeovany Jimenez Vega

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Mexico, 7 September 2015 — Late last year, Dr. Jeovany Jimenez Vega decided to go to work in Ecuador on a private contract. From Guayaquil, where he works with his wife, he has read in the official Cuban press the new relaxations that allow healthcare workers who have emigrated to return to … Continue reading ““There Will Not Be A Wave Of Physicians Returning To Cuba” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Open Doors and Loose Ends / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

After the hunger strike I went on last March, which led to our being reinstated to practice medicine, I once again began to practice my profession in Guanajay on May 7. Now, more than two months after starting work, there are still a couple loose ends: if it is true that they paid us the … Continue reading “Open Doors and Loose Ends / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

We Are Evolving / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

A few days ago a friend asked me whether, if I had gone on a hunger strike five years ago, our case would have had the same outcome. Without hesitation I said no, and doing so caused me to immediately stop and ponder the differences, in terms of internal political circumstances between then and today. … Continue reading “We Are Evolving / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

A Necessary Reflection / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Two weeks have passed since I ended my hunger strike, thanks to the wise decision of the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, to reinstate Dr. Rodolfo Martinez and I to the exercise of our profession. Now, with my mind clearer, the memories come in droves, still fresh, of people who coming from … Continue reading “A Necessary Reflection / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Interview Given to Praxis / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Interview of Dr. Jimenez Vega Jeovany by Praxis, local newsletter of Guanajay Catholic Church, published in its latest edition. An unprecedented event, for the social responsibility that a great part of the people have assumed, and especially people from Guanajay and particularly an important sector of the Catholic Church, deserves a few lines from its … Continue reading “Interview Given to Praxis / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”

Man Convicted in Bayamo Child Prostitution Ring is on Hunger Strike / Ernesto Morales Licea

One of those sentenced to prison following the prostitution scandal revealed in Bayamo, Cuba, in May 2010, after the death of a 12-year-old girl, has declared a hunger strike and as of today and has gone 16 days without eating. Ramón Enrique Álvarez Sánchez owned a rental house for foreigners in Bayamo, and was arrested on … Continue reading “Man Convicted in Bayamo Child Prostitution Ring is on Hunger Strike / Ernesto Morales Licea”

Letter to Pope Benedict XVI / Jeovany Jimenez Vega

Artemisa, 20 February 2012 To His Holiness Benedict XVI: Like most Cubans, I greatly rejoice in your announced visit to our country, which will undoubtedly be welcome. You come to a country living in the most complex moment in its history. When you come, certainly, our authorities will show, among others, the achievements of our … Continue reading “Letter to Pope Benedict XVI / Jeovany Jimenez Vega”