‘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”

Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez

Cubanet, Manual Guerra Perez, Havana, 30 April 2015 — Laritza Diversent is a lawyer and director of the Cubalx Center of Legal Information, an independent office that has offered free legal advice since 2010. She graduated from the University of Havana in Law (2008), she is married and has a 16-year-old son. What exactly is … Continue reading “Laritza Diversent, the Cuban Lawyer who met with Obama / Cubanet, Manuel Guerra Perez”

Staging Civil Society / 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morua

14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 2 April 2015 — The Summit of the Americas is the best opportunity for Cuba. For the first time since 1959, our country has and will take advantage of the occasion provided by the international community to put itself in sync with the world. Let’s review. In 1985 the Cuban government had … Continue reading “Staging Civil Society / 14ymedio, Manual Cuesta Morua”

Dissident Cuesta Morua Now Can Travel Abroad / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2014 — Activist Manuel Cuesta Morua, spokesman for Progressive Arc, has been informed that his legal case was dismissed, and he can now travel abroad whenever he desires. The information was made known to him by a lawyer from the Law Collective of Central Havana, who noted that the measure has … Continue reading “Dissident Cuesta Morua Now Can Travel Abroad / 14ymedio”

Dissidents: “It implies an ignorance about how things work here.” / Manual Cuesta Morua, Antonio Rodiles, Jose Daniel Ferrer

Letter to Obama: The internal opposition questions that it doesn’t address human rights on the Island. Manuel Cuesta Morúa, president of the Progressive Arc Party “It is not very viable to address the proposal directly to self-employment in Cuba since it implies an ignorance of how things work here . It is the government which … Continue reading “Dissidents: “It implies an ignorance about how things work here.” / Manual Cuesta Morua, Antonio Rodiles, Jose Daniel Ferrer”

Cuesta Morua’s Wife Threatened With Eviction Notice / Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen

Havana, Cuba. – Professor Gloria Llopis Prendes, her daughter Gloria and her 3-year-old granddaughter Amanda, have received an Eviction Notice to vacate their current home located at Avenida 71 Edif. 3, Aprt 10, Zona de Desarrollo, Batabano, Mayabeque province, a community known as Las Casas de los Maestros (Teacher’s House). How did you become aware … Continue reading “Cuesta Morua’s Wife Threatened With Eviction Notice / Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen”

Manuel Cuesta Commits to a “Common Strategy” for Change in Cuba / Manuel Cuesta

On Monday, Cuban dissident Manuel Cuesta Morúa, spokesman for Progressive Arc of Cuba, and a Cubanet journalist, committed to a “common strategy” of the opposition to bring about political change in the island, and he denounced the repression exercised by the Government over private initiative in the economy. Cuesta Morúa, on a visit to Spain, … Continue reading “Manuel Cuesta Commits to a “Common Strategy” for Change in Cuba / Manuel Cuesta”

The Revolution Might Have Leaked Out the Sewer / Manuel Cuesta

HAVANA, Cuba, August ,  www.cubanet.org. Revolutionary tourism is a first world practice. It’s like it is the tourism-tourism. The second and third world revolutionaries don’t have the time or money to travel all over the globe to idealize the misery produced by the violence which triumphs in the name of the people. I ought to … Continue reading “The Revolution Might Have Leaked Out the Sewer / Manuel Cuesta”

D Frente Fears that This Year Could be Worse than Last Year for Cubans

14ymedio, Havana, 5 January 2023 – The platform D Frente, made up of activists, intellectuals and opposition groups, sent a message to the Cuban government on Thursday denouncing its responsibility for the visible impoverishment of the Island at the start of 2023. The message challenged the regime to respond to the “hard reality of the … Continue reading “D Frente Fears that This Year Could be Worse than Last Year for Cubans”

Cuban Opponents Petition Parliament to Pass a Law on the Right to Protest

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 14 December 2022 — On Tuesday, a group of 500 citizens from opposition organizations requested that Cuba’s National Assembly of the People’s Power approve a law guaranteeing the rights to protest and to assemble, which are included in the 2019 Constitution. Representatives of the Council for a Democratic Transition in Cuba, … Continue reading “Cuban Opponents Petition Parliament to Pass a Law on the Right to Protest”

Cuba: In Deteriorating Health, Instructor Pedro Albert Sánchez is Transferred to a Hospital

14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2022–Physics instructor Pedro Albert Sánchez was transferred from Valle Grande prison to a hospital, after a week on a hunger strike, according to information provided to 14ymedio by opponent Manuel Cuesta Morúa. Although it is unknown to which hospital he was taken, another prisoner in that jail confirmed that the academic’s … Continue reading “Cuba: In Deteriorating Health, Instructor Pedro Albert Sánchez is Transferred to a Hospital”

Six Cuban Opposition Organizations Unite to Refound the Republic

14ymedio, Havana, 8 September 2022 — Members of the Cuban opposition inside and outside Cuba announced their support for “D Frente,” a group of “coordination of plural Cuban civil and political actors, whose central objective is to achieve the refounding of the Republic, guided by José Martí’s idea of building a country ’with everyone and … Continue reading “Six Cuban Opposition Organizations Unite to Refound the Republic”

Pablo Milanes Calls for ‘New Voices and New Ways of Thinking’ in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 31 August 2022 — Famed singer Pablo Milanés announced in a Facebook post on Monday that he had signed the Cuban Civil Society Manifesto, a document drafted by a group of Cubans, some living on the island and others overseas, which calls for change in the country. He added a dedication “to all … Continue reading “Pablo Milanes Calls for ‘New Voices and New Ways of Thinking’ in Cuba”

Cuba: Protests and the Declaration of the Civil Society

14ymedio, Ariel Hidalgo, Miami, August 24, 2022 — To those who asked when the Cuban population would return to take to the streets, when another July 11 would be repeated, it must be said: the people have already taken to the streets in many cities every day. Every day is July 11. And this is … Continue reading “Cuba: Protests and the Declaration of the Civil Society”

Cuba July 11th (11J), Amnesty for Liberty

14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Havana, July 13, 2022 — The protests of July 11th and 12th, 2021, or the ’July Days’, defined some “firsts” in Cuba. It doesn’t matter how far back in history we search, we will not find protests of such magnitude. For the first time, strictly spontaneous demands were made, but with … Continue reading “Cuba July 11th (11J), Amnesty for Liberty”