Cuba’s Ladies in White Show Solidarity With the 11J (July 11th) Detainees

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2021 — The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, joined the fast of other dissidents on Thursday in support of the opponents José Daniel Ferrer and Félix Navarro, both former prisoners of the Black Spring of 2003, who were arrested on July 11, the day of the … Continue reading “Cuba’s Ladies in White Show Solidarity With the 11J (July 11th) Detainees”

Two Ladies in White who Filmed Matanzas Protests Were Fined 2,000 Pesos

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 11 November 2020 — Two Ladies in White, Sissi Abascal and her mother, Annia Zamora Carmenate, were fined the high amount of 2,000 pesos by the authorities. Abascal and Carmenate published on their social networks the images of the protests that took place last week in the town of Carlos Rojas, … Continue reading “Two Ladies in White who Filmed Matanzas Protests Were Fined 2,000 Pesos”

Cuban President Diaz-Canel Receives the Argentine Grandmothers, But Not the Ladies in White

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 18 September 2019 — Cuba’s Head of State, Miguel Díaz-Canel, received Estela Barnes de Carlotto, the president of the Argentine association Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, in Havana this Tuesday. The treatment offered to the Argentine activists contrasts with the systematic repression that the Cuban Government exercises against Cuba’s Ladies in White, who are harassed by … Continue reading “Cuban President Diaz-Canel Receives the Argentine Grandmothers, But Not the Ladies in White”

Dissident Group Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) Denounces 23 Arrests this Sunday in Cuba

EFE via 14ymedio, Havana, 27 August 2018 – The Cuban dissident movement Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) denounced on Monday the “harassment” by authorities and the temporary detention of 23 of its members in Havana and the western province of Matanzas, after attending Sunday Mass in different churches or upon leaving their homes. In … Continue reading “Dissident Group Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) Denounces 23 Arrests this Sunday in Cuba”

Cuba’s Ladies in White Win 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty

14ymedio, Havana, 16 April 2018 — The Ladies in White have been awarded the 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, given every two years by the Cato Institute to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of human freedom, according to a press release published on the website of the American institute. … Continue reading “Cuba’s Ladies in White Win 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty”

Mass Celebrated At Ladies In White Headquarters ‘For The Freedom Of The Cuban People’

14ymedio, Havana, 18 June 2017 — On Monday afternoon, in the presence of 27 people, priests Jose Conrado Rodríguez and Castor Álvarez celebrated a mass at the Ladies in White headquarters Havana’s Lawton neighborhood. Berta Soler, leader of the women’s group, explained via telephone that they gathered at the building with “a lot of discretion” … Continue reading “Mass Celebrated At Ladies In White Headquarters ‘For The Freedom Of The Cuban People’”

Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of #TodosMarchamos

14ymedio, Havana, 8 May 2017 – At least 38 Ladies in White were arrested this Sunday in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Ciego de Avila and Santa Clara, during the 100th day of the #TodosMarchamos (We All March) campaign for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners. The leader of the group, Berta Soler, was arrested along with … Continue reading “Dozens Of Ladies In White Arrested On The 100th Day Of #TodosMarchamos”

Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General

14ymedio, Havana, 2017 — The Ladies of White Yamile Garro Alfonso, Lázara Barbara Sendilla and Maria Cristina Labrada delivered on Monday, as representatives of the whole movement, a summary report to the Attorney General’s Office on the repression they have suffered over the last fifteen months. The leader of the women’s group, Berta Soler, explained to … Continue reading “Ladies in White Report the Repression They Suffer to Attorney General”

Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Some fifty Ladies in White were detained this Sunday on the Island, according to members of that dissident organization. Former political prisoner and regime opponent Angel Moya told 14ymedio by phone that Berta Soler had been arrested by members of a State Security operation and the police surrounding her Lawton … Continue reading “Cuba’s Ladies In White Report 50 Arrests This Sunday / 14ymedio”

Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 12 June 2016 – This Sunday there was, again, a operation around the Ladies in White headquarters in the Lawton area of Havana, organized by the National Revolutionary Police (PNR), State Security agents and civilians called up for Rapid Response Brigades. Lady in White Luisa Ramona Tuscany told 14ymedio via phone that “as … Continue reading “Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio”

Ladies in White and Opponents Arrested After Sunday March in Havana / EFE, 14ymedio

EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 20 March 2016 – Some fifty Ladies in White and other opposition members such as the graffiti artist El Sexto and Antonio Gonzales Rodlies were arrested in Havana today after the usual Sunday march of the female dissident group, which was answered with a counter-repudiation-demonstration by government supporters. At the end of the … Continue reading “Ladies in White and Opponents Arrested After Sunday March in Havana / EFE, 14ymedio”

Laura Pollán Ladies in White Civic Movement Letter to President Obama

10 March 2016 His Excellency Mr. Barack Obama President of the United States of America I extend to you the most cordial welcome to our country and wish you a happy stay in this land, which you can now feel as your own. Cuba and the United States of America share a long history of … Continue reading “Laura Pollán Ladies in White Civic Movement Letter to President Obama”

Ladies In White Pay Tribute To Laura Pollan / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 14 February 2016 — Several groups of Cuban activists paid tribute on Sunday to Laura Pollan, the late leader of the Ladies in White. The weekly pilgrimage of the human rights movement along 5th Avenue in Havana honored the 68th anniversary of the birth of the late founder and leading figure in the women’s … Continue reading “Ladies In White Pay Tribute To Laura Pollan / 14ymedio”

The Ladies In White Denounce A New Act Of Repudiation Against The Headquarters Of The Movement / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2016 — A new act of repudiation against the Ladies in White is developing right now outside the headquarters of the movement in the Havana neighborhood of Lawton. Since this morning the activists reported civilian groups with flags, loudspeakers and a projection screen that had been summoned to the street that leads … Continue reading “The Ladies In White Denounce A New Act Of Repudiation Against The Headquarters Of The Movement / 14ymedio”