“The Combat Order is Given: Revolutionaries Take to the Streets,” Threatens Cuban President Diaz-Canel

14ymedio, Havana, 11 July 20210 – In a Sunday afternoon address, Cuba president Díaz-Canel called for civil war on the island. In his speech he called on the communists to take to the streets, starting now and in the coming days. “We will be in the streets fighting,” threatened the president, in response to protests … Continue reading ““The Combat Order is Given: Revolutionaries Take to the Streets,” Threatens Cuban President Diaz-Canel”

Crime or Combat? The Death of Che

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 5 October 2017 — Half a century after the death of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the official narrative of what happened on October 9, 1967 in La Higuera, Bolivia has significantly changed. After repeating for decades that Che was murdered in a school in that South American country, the Communist Party’s propaganda media, and in … Continue reading “Crime or Combat? The Death of Che”

Raul Castro Calls For More Discipline In Combating The Mosquito That Transmits Zika / EFE, 14ymedio

EFE / 14ymedio, Havana, 7 March 2016 – Cuban President Raul Castro urged an increase in discipline and acting “energetically” against the unfinished and “constant” hygiene campaign undertaken on the island to combat the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus and other illnesses, according to the official media on Monday. “This cannot be one more … Continue reading “Raul Castro Calls For More Discipline In Combating The Mosquito That Transmits Zika / EFE, 14ymedio”

Government Orders Immediate Closure of Private Cinemas / Cubanet

The Cuban government on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of small private cinemas, which for months have been operating in private homes, because “they were never authorized,” in a note published in the local press. The directive is signed by the Council of Ministers chaired by Raul Castro, and refers to the situation of self-employment … Continue reading “Government Orders Immediate Closure of Private Cinemas / Cubanet”

OF THE COMBAT RUN, PORTENTIOUS PORTERS / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

THE DEATH OF THE PORTERS No one in Cuba thinks about them, of course: they are the first killed anonymously, the porters, the gatekeepers, the doormen in every patriotic adventure of our most newsworthy pistol packers. It is the doorman of the Moncada Barracks (he’s just one example) in a drunk post of the early … Continue reading “OF THE COMBAT RUN, PORTENTIOUS PORTERS / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo”

‘Call the Dictatorship by its Name’, Ask Cubans Living in Spain

14ymedio, Jorge Ferrer, Ginés Górriz and others, Barcelona, 29 July 2021 — We have witnessed a popular uprising in Cuba like no other that has been known in the last 60 years. The inertia and fear generated by decades of that sinister cocktail that is made by mixing enthusiasm with repression — the exact symbolic reverse of … Continue reading “‘Call the Dictatorship by its Name’, Ask Cubans Living in Spain”

Yunior Garcia Calls for a Stop to the “Lynching” of Opponents in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 15 October 2021 — Cuban officialdom continues with its defamation campaign against Yunior García Aguilera and 15N (November 15), which had initially been called for a nationwide demonstration on November 20, which it was decided to advance to the 15th after the Government announced the National Defense Day for that date. “The baseness … Continue reading “Yunior Garcia Calls for a Stop to the “Lynching” of Opponents in Cuba”

Message from Yunior García Aguilera of the Archipiélago Collective

From the blog of César Reynel Aguilera, Montreal, 15 October 2021 Guest post from Yunior García Aguilera In the year 2022, the country of our birth will mark 70 years without democracy. My parents have never been able to freely choose their ideology, their party, or their president. They have had to resign themselves to … Continue reading “Message from Yunior García Aguilera of the Archipiélago Collective”

Ten Months Forced Labor for Young Cuban Marching on the Street on July 11th

14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2021 — The image of a young man violently taken into custody by a plainclothes policeman a few meters from the Capitol in Havana has become one of the iconic photos of the repression against protesters on July 11. Now, the protagonist of the snapshot taken by a 14ymedio reporter faces a sanction of ten months … Continue reading “Ten Months Forced Labor for Young Cuban Marching on the Street on July 11th”

Diaz-Canel in Mexico, the Invitation That Never Should Have Been Extended

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Generation Y, Havana, 15 September 2021 – salsa dancing or smiling with several Hollywood actors, this was Miguel Díaz-Canel’s look three years ago during a visit to New York. Now, cornered by the complaints after violently repressing the July 11th protests, the Cuban president finds himself isolated on the international scene, a … Continue reading “Diaz-Canel in Mexico, the Invitation That Never Should Have Been Extended”

With General Ferrer Marti­nez, Eight Senior Military Offices Have Died in Cuba in a Month

14ymedio, Havana, 16 August 2021 — The Reserve Brigadier General, Arnoldo Ferrer Martínez, died in Cuba at the age of 81, as reported on Monday by the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) in a note broadcast on national television. With the death of Ferrer Martínez, there are eight high-ranking military personnel who have died on the … Continue reading “With General Ferrer Marti­nez, Eight Senior Military Offices Have Died in Cuba in a Month”

In the First Six Months of 2021 More Cubans Arrived in Mexico than in the Entire Previous Year

14ymedio, Lorey Saman, Mexico, August 4, 2021 — Refugee applications by Cubans in Mexico continue to grow strongly and already exceed last year’s figures. In the first six months of 2021, there were 6,446 petitions, compared to 5,778 during all of 2020. According to the latest statistics published by the National Refugees Commission of Mexico (COMAR), Cuba … Continue reading “In the First Six Months of 2021 More Cubans Arrived in Mexico than in the Entire Previous Year”

Five Cuban Generals Die After July 11: Strange Coincidence or Purge?

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, 29 July 2021 — Although I am not a fan of conspiracy theories, I think it would be very necessary, to heal open wounds and put the accounts clear for history, to have a commission without political and ideological prejudices to investigate, seriously and professionally, many mysterious deaths reported in Cuba … Continue reading “Five Cuban Generals Die After July 11: Strange Coincidence or Purge?”

Biden Opposes Cuban Communism

14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Miami, 24 July 2021 — Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was tortured and killed by the Russian political police in 2009. He had denounced tax fraud for more than 200 million dollars in his native country. They killed him or left him to die in his cell. It’s the same thing. In 2012, … Continue reading “Biden Opposes Cuban Communism”

July 11: The Day Cuban Youth Overturned a Police Car

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 20 July 2021 — In flip-flops and shirtless, Yander ran down Galiano Street to join the crowd shouting “Freedom!” that had just passed his door. In the rush, he forgot the mandatory mask. The mother of this 35-year-old from Havana reached him short-of-breath. “Mi’jo, you left your mask!” she said, and handed him a piece … Continue reading “July 11: The Day Cuban Youth Overturned a Police Car”