Crowd in Caibarien Shows Support for a Sweet Seller Fined 2,000 Pesos

14ymedio, Havana, 27 February 2021 — A sweet seller staged a protest this Saturday in Caibarién, Villa Clara, after being fined 2,000 pesos. The man climbed on the roof of his sales cart, in the middle of a public road, and around him dozens of people from the locality gathered showing their support for the … Continue reading “Crowd in Caibarien Shows Support for a Sweet Seller Fined 2,000 Pesos”

Cuba’s Worst ‘New Man’: With a Luxury Car, a Powerful Surname and Little Education

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 2 March 2021 — He alternates his gaze between the road and the camera recording him. He smiles. He flaunts the luxurious vehicle that he drives at high speed and tosses phrases at a spectator he assumes must be salivating at such luxury. The protagonist of this scene could be any … Continue reading “Cuba’s Worst ‘New Man’: With a Luxury Car, a Powerful Surname and Little Education”

Former Cuban Officers Urges Military Not to Follow Repressive Orders against the Population

14ymedio, Havana, February 24, 2021 — A group of former military officers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Cuban Ministry of the Interior have published a manifesto in which they declare themselves to be conscientious objectors, denouncing the Cuban regime for having unleashed “a war against the people and their economic initiatives.” The document, … Continue reading “Former Cuban Officers Urges Military Not to Follow Repressive Orders against the Population”

In Ecuador, Cubans Protest in Front of Consulate Over Costs to Extend Stay

14ymedio, Lorey Saman, Mexico, 13 October 2020 — The announcement of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs this Sunday, regarding Cubans or foreigners residing on the island to extend their stay abroad until October 12, 2021 without losing the right to return, came with a condition that was not reported and that has outraged the … Continue reading “In Ecuador, Cubans Protest in Front of Consulate Over Costs to Extend Stay”

Why Did I Get Myself Into This Mess? Diary Of A Foreign Returnee Part 1 / 14ymedio, Dominique Deloy

14ymedio, Dominique Deloy, Havana, 18 August 2016 – My situation is like that of the majority of mixed couples where one of the two had the good fortune to be born in a democratic country – indeed, a country with a free press and a multi-party political system, where a person can express an opinion … Continue reading “Why Did I Get Myself Into This Mess? Diary Of A Foreign Returnee Part 1 / 14ymedio, Dominique Deloy”

Reynaldo Gonzales and The False Death of Fidel / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

REYNALDO GONZALEZ Y LA FALSA MUERTE DE FIDEL, originally uploaded by orlandoluispardolazo. Source: From a meeting of the Cuban Writers and Artists Union (UNEAC) on 11 February 2012. Note: Because this video is on Flickr, our subtitling site can’t handle it. So here is the translation and you can read along. ….he/she wins by making … Continue reading “Reynaldo Gonzales and The False Death of Fidel / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo”