Intellectuals, Politicians and Journalists Sign a Letter in Support of 15 November Marches in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 9 November 2021 — Peruvian author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, former presidents, world leaders, ministers, politicians, academics, and journalists from several countries have expressed, through a letter, their support for the peaceful protests organized by Archipiélago for November 15th in Cuba. “We support and back the … Continue reading “Intellectuals, Politicians and Journalists Sign a Letter in Support of 15 November Marches in Cuba”

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”

Two Cuban Prosecutors Contradict the President of the Supreme Court on the 15 November March

14ymedio, Havana, 3 November 2021 — Today the limits of the law are at the center of the debate between the authorities and the Archipelago collective, promoter of the Civic March for Change on November 15 (15N). While the organizers of the protest argue that they are complying with Cuban legislation point by point, the Government published … Continue reading “Two Cuban Prosecutors Contradict the President of the Supreme Court on the 15 November March”

They Beat a Cuban Journalist and Warned Him: ‘This is a Preview of What Can Happen if You Go Out on 15 November’

14ymedio, Havana, 5 November 2021 — The journalist Vladimir Turró, a contributor to CubaNet , denounced this Thursday the aggression he suffered in the middle of the street at the hands of Cuban State Security agents. “Three henchmen of the Castro dictatorship hit me in the eye,” the reporter wrote on his social networks. “They told me: ‘This is a … Continue reading “They Beat a Cuban Journalist and Warned Him: ‘This is a Preview of What Can Happen if You Go Out on 15 November’”

Cuba’s Political Police Threaten Nairobis Schery with Prison if She Attends the 15 November March

14ymedio, Havana, 27 October 2021 — Activist Nairobis Schery Suárez, wife of Cuban opposition member Manuel Cuesta Morúa, who was reported missing last Monday, told 14ymedio that she was arrested when she left her home and released on Tuesday morning under threats of jail for both her and her husband. According to her testimony, the man who questioned … Continue reading “Cuba’s Political Police Threaten Nairobis Schery with Prison if She Attends the 15 November March”

Sticks, Stones and Rifles: the Weapons Against the 15 November Civic March in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 25 October 2021 — Several workers posing with sticks in their hands, a man proudly displaying a stone and some neighbors caught on camera test firing with rifles. The photos have been published in recent days on the social networks of Cuban state entities, accompanied by messages against “the mercenaries” and “the provocateurs” of the civic … Continue reading “Sticks, Stones and Rifles: the Weapons Against the 15 November Civic March in Cuba”

Government Calls Planned 15 November (15N) Marches a ‘Provocation for a Regime Change’ in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 12 October 2021 — On Tuesday, the Cuban government described as “illegal” and a “provocation” the Civic March for Change called by the Archipiélago platform, scheduled for November 15. That is the “official response” that the Municipal Assemblies of Old Havana, Consolación del Sur, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Nuevitas, Las Tunas, Holguín and Guantánamo … Continue reading “Government Calls Planned 15 November (15N) Marches a ‘Provocation for a Regime Change’ in Cuba”

Cuba: On 15 November ‘We Will March Civilly and Peacefully for Our Rights,’ Responds Archipielago

14ymedio, Havana, October 12, 2021–“On November 15th our personal decision will be to march civilly and peacefully for our rights,” responded Archipiélago to the Cuban Government’s decision to reject the Civil March for Change scheduled for that day, considering it “illegal” and a “provocation for regime change” on the island. “The regime’s response demonstrates, once … Continue reading “Cuba: On 15 November ‘We Will March Civilly and Peacefully for Our Rights,’ Responds Archipielago”

Cuban Opposition Will Have Candidates in November’s Municipal Elections

14ymedio, Havana, 26 October 2022 — The D Frente platform, which brings together personalities and groups from the Cuban opposition, published a Citizen Letter on Facebook this Wednesday with proposals to “exercise sovereignty” in the municipal assembly elections on November 27. These postulates have been taken as a program by a group of citizens backed by the Council for the … Continue reading “Cuban Opposition Will Have Candidates in November’s Municipal Elections”

Iberojet Will Launch a Direct Flight Between Madrid and Santiago de Cuba in November

Europa Press/14ymedio, Madrid, 1 June 2022 — Iberojet, the Spanish airline of Ávoris Corporación Empresarial, has announced a new route beginning November 11 that will connect Madrid with Santiago de Cuba. The date coincides with the start of the high season in the Caribbean. This flight, which will be direct and non-stop, will occur once … Continue reading “Iberojet Will Launch a Direct Flight Between Madrid and Santiago de Cuba in November”

“15 Years Ago, They Told Us That They Were Going to Demolish the Building That Fell This Thursday”

Luz Escobar, Havana, 18 December 2021 — At 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 16th, on the eve of Saint Lazarus Day, Miguel Alejandro Alderete Recio and his 81-year-old mother, Rosalba, were listening to a radio program, El Nocturno at their home. A roar broke the tranquility. A wall of the adjoining house, at the corner … Continue reading ““15 Years Ago, They Told Us That They Were Going to Demolish the Building That Fell This Thursday””

Cuban Filmmaker Rolando Díaz Denounces the “Despicable” Acts of Repudiation to Repress 15N

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 7 December 2021 — Repression on the island frustrated “through despicable acts of repudiation” the November 15th march (15N), events that marked “a before and after in the recent history of Cuba,” filmmaker Rolando Diaz denounced in Havana. The creator, who left the country in the mid-90’s, spoke to the public … Continue reading “Cuban Filmmaker Rolando Díaz Denounces the “Despicable” Acts of Repudiation to Repress 15N”

Archipielago Considers Reasons for Cuban Protests Valid and Extends Them to November 27

14ymedio, Madrid, 16 November 2021 — The image of Yunior García leaning out of the window of his apartment with a flower in his hand and dressed in white while a mob tries to block his view of the outside by lowering a Cuban flag over his window has become an icon of the civic struggle … Continue reading “Archipielago Considers Reasons for Cuban Protests Valid and Extends Them to November 27”

Archipelago States Motives for Protest are Still Valid and Extends It Until November 27

14ymedio, Havana, November 16, 2021 — After the Cuban government took actions that prevented the Civic March for Change from taking place, the online platform Archipelago issued a statement in response, calling upon participants to extend the protests until November 27, the one-year anniversary of a sit-in by artists and intellectuals in front of the … Continue reading “Archipelago States Motives for Protest are Still Valid and Extends It Until November 27”

Cuban Government Releases Daniela Rojo, But Arrests a Child Under 15 at School

14ymedio, Havana, 18 November 2021 — Daniela Rojo was released this Wednesday, as confirmed by the activist herself by telephone to 14ymedio in a brief conversation. The young woman, moderator of the Archipiélago platform and architect of the initiative for the 15N (15 November) Civic March for Change in Guabanacoa, had been missing for five days and the group to which she … Continue reading “Cuban Government Releases Daniela Rojo, But Arrests a Child Under 15 at School”