Cuban Government Disqualifies a Doctor for His Criticisms of the Healthcare System

14ymedio, Havana, 23 November 2021 — Retaliation against anyone who expresses themselves on social networks against Cuba’s current healthcare system continues. This Tuesday, a resolution signed by the Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, “disqualifies from the exercise of [his] profession” Dr. Alexander Jesús Figueredo Izaguirre. “The arbitrariness and denigration continue” just because “I … Continue reading “Cuban Government Disqualifies a Doctor for His Criticisms of the Healthcare System”

Cuba: Archipielago Coordinator Resigns Due to Political Disagreement

  14ymedio, Havana, 4 December 2021 — The lawyer Fernando Almeyda resigned this Friday as one the coordinators of the Archipiélago group. “Assuming this role implies a responsibility, which in the face of the latest events and decisions of the group I cannot assume,” he explained in a post published on his Facebook profile, in which he also … Continue reading “Cuba: Archipielago Coordinator Resigns Due to Political Disagreement”

In Santa Clara, Cuba, Archipielago Proposes Taking to the Streets in a Decentralized Manner on 15 November

14ymedio, Havana, November 9, 2021 — Facing harassment by State Security and the local government, Archipiélago in Santa Clara announced this Tuesday “replacing the initial proposal” of a march on November 15th (15N). The new strategy proposed taking to the streets in “a decentralized manner from any point in the city.” The convening will still take place … Continue reading “In Santa Clara, Cuba, Archipielago Proposes Taking to the Streets in a Decentralized Manner on 15 November”

Archipielago Denounces Cuban Police Harassment of its Supporters

14ymedio, Havana, 25 October 2021 — More than 1,200 people risk being summoned by Cuban State Security for the mere fact of having signed the letters of support for the Civic March for Change called by the Archipiélago platform. According to the group’s complaint, the political police are summoning not only its members, but also … Continue reading “Archipielago Denounces Cuban Police Harassment of its Supporters”

‘We Will Not Allow the 20N March’, Cuban Political Police Warn Opponent Cuesta Morua

14ymedio, Havana, 30 September 2021 — The government opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa was released on Wednesday night after an arrest of almost 12 hours in which the police told him that the marches called for November 20 will not be authorized, according to the dissident himself speaking to 14ymedio shortly after returning home. The vice president of … Continue reading “‘We Will Not Allow the 20N March’, Cuban Political Police Warn Opponent Cuesta Morua”

Pope Francis and His Cuban Critics / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos

14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 17 September 2015 — Of course all Cubans, no matter where they are, have the right to think as they see fit about events in Cuba and to look at other and related events according to the capacity of their vision or the calibration of their lenses, and others have the … Continue reading “Pope Francis and His Cuban Critics / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos”

Honduras Slaps with White Gloves / Angel Santiesteban

After the Congress of Honduras, according to the validity of its statutes, decided to impeach former president Manuel Zelaya, the mafia of leftist Latin American presidents have attacked from all sides the new elected government of Porfirio Lobo, expressing their support for former president Zelaya, who took his dismissal as a coup. The late Hugo … Continue reading “Honduras Slaps with White Gloves / Angel Santiesteban”

“Cuba Speaks Up” For the Nation / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Rosa Maria Rodriguez, 3 March 2015 — The Civic Project “Cuba Speaks Up” is a reality. On February 19th we completed the pilot phase of the survey entitled Doxa and we are already starting the final field work. This study, for us as much consultative and participatory as observational—as usual with polls—will give us the … Continue reading ““Cuba Speaks Up” For the Nation / Rosa Maria Rodriguez”

Another Business / Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Photo source: http://www.jmpingenieros.es Note: This post is from before the new Internet centers … Continue reading “Another Business / Rosa Maria Rodriguez”

A Passport, A Safe Conduct / Yoani Sánchez

It has barely thirty-two pages, a blue cover and a shield of the Republic engraved on the cover. The Cuban passport seems more like a pass than an ID, with it we can escape the insularity but having one doesn’t guarantee that we can get on a plane. We live in the only country in … Continue reading “A Passport, A Safe Conduct / Yoani Sánchez”

A New Year and an Old Problem / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado

Downloaded from: portalcomarcal.es 2011 is over. It’s a fact that for 365 days we follow the year’s coffin until its official burial on the last second of December the 31st.  In our own private assessment, we generally make an evaluation of our passage through those 12 months and weigh up the personal, professional and familial results.  We … Continue reading “A New Year and an Old Problem / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado”

A New Year and an Old Problem

2011 is over. It’s a fact that for 365 days we follow the year’s coffin until its official burial on the last second of December the 31st.  In our own private assessment, we generally make an evaluation of our passage through those 12 months and weigh up the personal, professional and familial results.  We look at the … Continue reading “A New Year and an Old Problem”

A Passport, A Safe-Conduct / Yoani Sánchez

It’s only thirty-two pages in a blue booklet with the shield of the Republic engraved on the cover. This Cuban passport looks more like a safe-conduct than an ID, with it we can escape from insularity though it still doesn’t guarantee we can board an airplane. We live in the only country in the world … Continue reading “A Passport, A Safe-Conduct / Yoani Sánchez”