How Repression Unfolded in Cuba on November 14th / Cubalex

  Cubalex, 15 November 2021 — Cubalex summarized the 48 acts of harassment against civil society we’ve monitored since yesterday, November 14th. At the end of each day, we will be publishing similar reports. We request your help in sharing. Let’s show the repressive essence of the Cuban regime. Havana La Lisa 1. Yunior García … Continue reading “How Repression Unfolded in Cuba on November 14th / Cubalex”

‘We do not want to see the police beat their own people again,’ Say Cuban Priests

14ymedio, Havana, 10 November 2021 — “We do not want to see the police beat their own people again,” 15 Cuban Catholic priests say in a letter released this Wednesday, with less than a week remaining before for the Peaceful March for Change. “We do not want blood to be shed again,” or “to hear gunshots again,” insist the priests, “that is … Continue reading “‘We do not want to see the police beat their own people again,’ Say Cuban Priests”

Calls for Violence and the Kidnapping of a Dissident to Intimidate Cubans Ahead of November 15 March for Change

14ymedio, Havana, October, 26, 2021 — Nairobis Schery Suárez, the wife of Manuel Cuesta Morúa, disappeared around midday on Monday, according to information received through the social media accounts of Mathadela Tamayo, who was alerted by the opposition leader of the Council for a Democratic Transition in Cuba. As of late Monday, Suárez was still … Continue reading “Calls for Violence and the Kidnapping of a Dissident to Intimidate Cubans Ahead of November 15 March for Change”

Violent Arrests and Ridiculous Sentences for Daring to Challenge the Myth of a Happy Cuba

14ymedio, Alberto Reyes, Havana, August 9, 2021 — I’m saturated. I read over and over the endless testimonies of what has happened and continues to happen in Cuba since the 11J (July 11) protests and I’m breaking down inside: people willing to arbitrarily detain, beat, torture, attack another human being with dogs, with sticks, with … Continue reading “Violent Arrests and Ridiculous Sentences for Daring to Challenge the Myth of a Happy Cuba”

“The Spring of a New Cuba Is Coming and It Is Unstoppable,” Says Cuban Priest

14ymedio, Havana, 28 February 2021 — Camagüey priest Alberto Reyes has once again issued harsh criticisms of the situation Cubans are currently experiencing. In a text published this Sunday on his Facebook account, the priest warns that “this people has been giving signs for a long time that it does not want continuity.” Reyes describes the Cuban … Continue reading ““The Spring of a New Cuba Is Coming and It Is Unstoppable,” Says Cuban Priest”

Cuban Priest Censures Leaders Who ‘Cling to Outdated Ideas, Already Obsolete’

14ymedio, Lorey Saman, Mexico, 26 December 2020 — The voices of Cuban priests have made themselves heard with great force in recent months. This December 24, as Christmas was being celebrated, Deacon Maikel Gómez, from the Parish of San Juan Bosco, in Havana, gave a homily in which he reflected on freedom within the Island. … Continue reading “Cuban Priest Censures Leaders Who ‘Cling to Outdated Ideas, Already Obsolete’”

Plural and With a Mask: The Face Of Cuba in 2020

14ymedio, Havana, 24 December 2020 — This has been a year dominated by the pandemic, but the extreme situations that have caused the coronavirus, the confinement and the economic crisis that Cuba is going through have also been a part of the phenomena and figures that have shaped the face of the 12 months now … Continue reading “Plural and With a Mask: The Face Of Cuba in 2020”

The Cuban Bishops Ask for a Dialogue Between Those Who Have ‘Differing Opinions’

14ymedio, Havana, 12 December 2020 — On Saturday, Cuba’s Catholic bishops published their traditional Christmas message which, this year, includes calls “for dialogue and negotiation between those who have different opinions,” a few words that arrive in the middle of a strong defamation campaign on the part of the government against its critics. “As pastors … Continue reading “The Cuban Bishops Ask for a Dialogue Between Those Who Have ‘Differing Opinions’”

(Fear + Lie + Division) x Complicit Silence = Oppression in Cuba

14ymedio, Alberto Reyes, Camagüey, Cuba | 1 November 2020 — Life takes turns from time to time. I had different stories in mind. I had meticulously collected many parochial anecdotes from this month on my cell phone, but life is capricious, unpredictable, even strange, we could say. And the anecdotes are gone, my cell phone … Continue reading “(Fear + Lie + Division) x Complicit Silence = Oppression in Cuba”

The President of the Catholic Clergy Denounces the ‘Injustice’ of Dollarization

14ymedio, Havana, 7 November 2020 —  The Cuban Conference of the Clergy (Concur) points to the list of voices of the Catholic Church that have recently criticized the plight of the island. In a letter that circulated this Friday, its president and superior of the Daughters of Charity in Cuba, Sr. Nadieska Almeida Miguel, expresses her concern … Continue reading “The President of the Catholic Clergy Denounces the ‘Injustice’ of Dollarization”

Cuban Priests Are Tired of ‘Two Types of Dictatorships: The Ecclesiastical and the Governmental’

14ymedio, Olea Gallardo, Havana, 5 November 2020 — Fernando Heria, a priest of the Ermita de La Caridad, in Miami, spread a message on his social networks in which he expressed his solidarity with Father Alberto Reyes, parish priest of the church of San Jerónimo, in Esmeralda, Camagüey. On November 1 Father Reyes published  a text on his Facebook wall in which he … Continue reading “Cuban Priests Are Tired of ‘Two Types of Dictatorships: The Ecclesiastical and the Governmental’”

A Declaration from Virginia / Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez

Points of the declaration from Virginia. The signatories below, members of a countless number of organizations which make up the Central Opposition Coalition, an entity affiliated with the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Front of Civic Resistance, have gathered this Wednesday, 3rd of October 2012, in the already historic and war-hardened neighborhood of Virginia, in Santa … Continue reading “A Declaration from Virginia / Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez”

Chain Hunger Strike Begins in Havana In Support Of Jorge Vazquez Chaviano’s Release / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

By: Ignacio Estrada Cepero, Independent Journalist. [Note from Translating Cuba: The strike discussed here was successful and is now over… our apologies for not translating this article sooner.] Havana, Cuba: In a press conference the leading dissident Lic. Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello explained her decision to begin a hunger strike on last Monday, September 10th. … Continue reading “Chain Hunger Strike Begins in Havana In Support Of Jorge Vazquez Chaviano’s Release / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada”

With the Murder of Anay Perez, There Are 32 Cuban Victims of Sexist Violence This Year

14ymedio, Havana, 30 May 2023 — The death of Anay Pérez is the 32nd femicide of the year in Cuba, a figure that predicts that sexist violence will take more lives of Cuban women than in 2022, when there were 34 events reported by independent organizations and media. Journalist Alberto Arego confirmed with sources close to … Continue reading “With the Murder of Anay Perez, There Are 32 Cuban Victims of Sexist Violence This Year”

When the Motherland is Really a Mother

14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Madrid, 18 February 2023 — There is a rhetorical way of referring to Spain: “The Motherland.” But sometimes that fits reality and is said without hypocrisy. Especially, when it involves some sacrifice and a certain price has been paid. The socialist government of Spain, contradicting its minority partners in the coalition … Continue reading “When the Motherland is Really a Mother”