Silvio Rodriguez Calls for Immediate Measures to Address Social Stress in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 4 August 2021 — Silvio Rodriguez believes the protests of July 11 mark a before and after point, not another chapter. “It’s something serious that causes us to reflect and, I hope, to take immediate action,” says the Cuban singer-songwriter speaking to the Spanish newspaper El País in an interview published on Tuesday. … Continue reading “Silvio Rodriguez Calls for Immediate Measures to Address Social Stress in Cuba”

Silvio Rodriguez Will Ask for ‘Amnesty’ for Cubans Arrested Who ‘Were Not Violent’

14ymedio, Havana, 22 July 2021 — The playwright and actor Yunior García Aguilera said that Silvio Rodríguez promised to “advocate for the release of all the prisoners who participated in the protests.” The young artist met the official singer-songwriter this Wednesday in his recording studios – called Ojalá for its most famous song – after having urged him to … Continue reading “Silvio Rodriguez Will Ask for ‘Amnesty’ for Cubans Arrested Who ‘Were Not Violent’”

Silvio Rodriguez ’Discovers’ That the Blacklist Comes from Cuban Communist Party

14ymedio, Havana, 22 January 2020 — Singer Silvio Rodríguez pointed to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) as the creator of an independent “blacklist” of media aired a few days ago on Radio Progreso networks. “What Radio Progreso airs is what the ideological department of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC, “the leading political force of society and the State”) … Continue reading “Silvio Rodriguez ’Discovers’ That the Blacklist Comes from Cuban Communist Party”

Silvio Rodriguez Criticizes the Repression of the LGBTI March in Havana

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 13 May 2019 — Singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez endorsed, on Sunday, the criticism published by singer-songwriter Vicente Feliú about the “absurd, shameful, dangerously evocative repression” of the LGBTI demonstration held on Saturday in Havana by independent activists and without permission from the authorities. “With my eyes wide open, I subscribe to every word … Continue reading “Silvio Rodriguez Criticizes the Repression of the LGBTI March in Havana”

Silvio Rodriguez Believes That “We Must Do Something” For Cubans Caught Between Costa Rica And Nicaragua / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2015 — The Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez believes that “we must do something” for the close to 2,000 Cubans who are waiting at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in hopes of continuing their journey to the United States. “Having seen these countrymen carrying their children (the innocents of this … Continue reading “Silvio Rodriguez Believes That “We Must Do Something” For Cubans Caught Between Costa Rica And Nicaragua / 14ymedio”

Outrage and Confusion Over Silvio Rodriguez’s Statements / 14ymedio

The unusual statements of the singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez on the official website Cubadebate have provoked a stir on the web, where the habitual defender of the regime is the object of severe criticism. The person who was the greatest exponent of the Cuban Nueva Trova gave an extensive interview to Cubadebate in which he claimed … Continue reading “Outrage and Confusion Over Silvio Rodriguez’s Statements / 14ymedio”

Silvio Rodriguez To The Rescue of Robertico Carcasses / Luis Cino Alvarez

LA HAVANA, Cuba, September, www.cubanet.org – I must confess that after the episode of the North Korean freighter, Gan Chong Chon, it is increasingly difficult for me to imagine what might be behind each of the surprising happenings of the Raul regime. And if, in fact, Silvio Rodríguez is involved, everything becomes more convoluted. The … Continue reading “Silvio Rodriguez To The Rescue of Robertico Carcasses / Luis Cino Alvarez”

The Ministry Ratifies the Expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the University of Las Villas

14ymedio, Havana, 3 June 2017 – The Ministry of Higher Education (MES) ratified the expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the Marta Abreu Central University of Las Villas. A letter dated May 9 and delivered this Friday to the academic, responds to her earlier appeal and confirms the revocation of her teaching status, as Rodriguez … Continue reading “The Ministry Ratifies the Expulsion of Professor Dalila Rodriguez from the University of Las Villas”

Giron (Bay of Pigs), Sara and Forgetting / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Poster from http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/ The annual carrying on over the victory of Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) happened this fourth month, with the national media playing it down. The elections in Venezuela were the priority of the Cuban government after the physical death of Hugo Chavez and it seems that a matter of so much preoccupation … Continue reading “Giron (Bay of Pigs), Sara and Forgetting / Rosa Maria Rodriguez”

What Comes as a Surprise and What Does Not / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Image found at http://www.diariodeleon.es I had already read in a newspaper article by a fellow from the interior of Cuba that the salsa singer and musician Isaac Delgado, “the cool salsa guy”, had visited our country and offered his music, along with Silvio Rodríguez, in Santo Suárez neighborhood. The incident, although silently mentioned in the … Continue reading “What Comes as a Surprise and What Does Not / Rosa Maria Rodriguez”

Is It So Easy to Have a Blog in Cuba, Silvio? / Francis Sánchez

Personalities on television, as a matter of privilege, exercise basic rights that are denied to viewers. There appears to have been considerable impact from the TV program “Where there is true affection, two… [are enough],” directed and hosted by the singer Amaury Perez. The guest to close a first and long season was none other … Continue reading “Is It So Easy to Have a Blog in Cuba, Silvio? / Francis Sánchez”

Permission is Granted to Add a Discussion in the Neighborhoods About the Petition to Modify the Actual Elections System / Silvio Benítez Márquez

As of a few weeks ago members of the citizens’ protect Voices of the Neighborhood are announcing to national and international public opinion their supposed participation in the people’s debate on the economic and social policies with the intention of proposing to the communist government the modification of the current electoral system. The novelty of … Continue reading “Permission is Granted to Add a Discussion in the Neighborhoods About the Petition to Modify the Actual Elections System / Silvio Benítez Márquez”

Popular Street Protest in Punta Brava Due to the Absence of Water / Silvio Benítez Márquez

Punta Brava, Havana- 01/17/11 A civic event without any precedents throughout the history of the Castro reign inspired Punta Brava natives on the morning of Thursday, January 14th. To the grand surprise of the locals, a group of women took to the streets in a peaceful manner, holding up signs which demanded to the authorities, … Continue reading “Popular Street Protest in Punta Brava Due to the Absence of Water / Silvio Benítez Márquez”

Official Tributes to Fidel Castro Wasted in the Absence of Popular Enthusiasm for his Figure

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 25 November 2021 — Several Cuban government organizations called this Thursday for a “Walk for Fidel” to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Castro’s death. The initiative, sponsored by Proyecto Nuestra América, has as its starting point, at 4:30 pm, at Quijote Park and plans to reach the Malecón in Havana. Although the announcement … Continue reading “Official Tributes to Fidel Castro Wasted in the Absence of Popular Enthusiasm for his Figure”

Cuba: 15N Begins With an Act of Repudiation in Front of Saily Gonzalez’s House

14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2021 – Dawn had barely broken this 15th November in Cuba, the date set for the opposition’s Civic March for Change, when Saily González, a member of the Archipiélago platform — the conveners of the march — faced an act of repudiation already organized at front of the door of her … Continue reading “Cuba: 15N Begins With an Act of Repudiation in Front of Saily Gonzalez’s House”