The New Ministry of Truth is Lanched in Cuba, it is Called the Institute of Information and Social Communication

14ymedio, Havana, 24 August 2021 — The Cuban government knows that communication is the priority. After the popular protests of July, the regime has moved at full speed to pass decrees to control publications on the internet and is now trying to shake up the stagnant Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) which, as … Continue reading “The New Ministry of Truth is Lanched in Cuba, it is Called the Institute of Information and Social Communication”

The Cuban Police Intimidate Young People to Force Them to Delete Content on Their Social Networks

14ymedio, Havana, August 6, 2021 – Ariel González Falcón, one of the main promoters of the #SOSCuba label, has been forced to delete all messages tagged with that “call for help” after State Security detained him on Wednesday for about two hours in a police station where he was taken without a summons. The medical … Continue reading “The Cuban Police Intimidate Young People to Force Them to Delete Content on Their Social Networks”

Distribution of Donations: Bread for Today, Hunger for Tomorrow

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, July 29, 2021 — The Cuban communists announced in the State newspaper Granma that they have begun the distribution of food products that have come from international donations (Russia, Mexico, etc.) into the network of state warehouses. An insistent rumor had been circulating on social media: the products will end … Continue reading “Distribution of Donations: Bread for Today, Hunger for Tomorrow”

Flotilla Brings Cuba a Noble Message of Support

14ymedio, Havana, 24 July 2021 – A strong police-military operation prevented hundred of Cubans from trying to approach the Malecón in Havana last Friday, where they tried to watch, from the seawall, the fireworks from the flotilla that a group of Cubans from Miami displayed from the ocean. The flotilla was an initiative to support … Continue reading “Flotilla Brings Cuba a Noble Message of Support”

At the Youth Music Awards, ‘Freedom’ for Cuba was Loudly Heard

EFE / 14ymedio, Miami, July 23, 2021 — The 2021 Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) ceremony, this Thursday in Miami, was marked by the call from Cuban artists about the situation that exists on the island after the protests unleashed on July 11th in dozens of cities. To the shout of “Viva Cuba libre” (Long Live … Continue reading “At the Youth Music Awards, ‘Freedom’ for Cuba was Loudly Heard”

The Cuban People Have Already Started Walking and Are Not Going to Stop

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, July 13, 2021 — The Cuban president de facto (because he was never elected by any vote) has blamed U.S. policy for the social explosion that shook the entire country this past Sunday. According to him, it was this policy that generated the critical situation, both in the economic and health … Continue reading “The Cuban People Have Already Started Walking and Are Not Going to Stop”

The Unforgivable Crime of Confronting Cubans on Two Sides

The streets of Centro Habana are overrun with policemen and paramilitaries disguised as civilians. I can easily identify them: the experience of years living under the harassment of surveillance leaves in the harassed the sad ability to discover the hyenas, no matter how hard they try to blend into the urban landscape. Political police officers … Continue reading “The Unforgivable Crime of Confronting Cubans on Two Sides”

“I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe

One of the central figures of the Cuban opposition, who participated in the revolution before its ultimate victory but ended up being sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s prisons, was the independent economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who died in Madrid. He recounts his life and ideas in this interview. Born in Cienfuegos on November 29, … Continue reading ““I Always Did What My Conscience Dictated” / Dimas Castellano, Oscar Espinosa Chepe”