‘Cuban Students Are Waking Up Now, They Don’t Believe in the Revolution’

14ymedio, Havana, 3 December 2022 — Last Monday, the directors of the University of Camagüey (UC) detained professor and journalist José Luis Tan Estrada, when he was about to go home. In a kind of improvised trial, they recited to him a rosary of “incidents” against the Government. They notified him that he could no … Continue reading “‘Cuban Students Are Waking Up Now, They Don’t Believe in the Revolution’”

IAPA Asks for Suspension of New Cuban Penal Code Which Punishes Press Freedom

14ymedio, Madrid, 2 November 2022 — The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) denounced the “systematic repression of the independent press in Cuba”, in a resolution published during its 78th General Assembly in Madrid from 27 to 30 October. The document exposes the “incessant harassment” by the Cuban government of anyone who defends freedom of the … Continue reading “IAPA Asks for Suspension of New Cuban Penal Code Which Punishes Press Freedom”

Four Years of Forced Labor for a Young Woman Attacked on July 11th by a Police Officer in Camaguey

14ymedio,  Havana, 11 March 2022 — Reyna Yacnara Barreto Batista will serve four years of correctional work with internment in the women’s prison of Granja 5, in Camagüey, for having taken part in the demonstrations of July 11 (11J). The 21-year-old girl entered the prison this Thursday, accompanied by her parents to the door. According … Continue reading “Four Years of Forced Labor for a Young Woman Attacked on July 11th by a Police Officer in Camaguey”

Harassment, Citations and Distractions Are Being Used to Prevent November 15 Protest March

14ymedio, Juan D. Rodriguez and Natalia L. Moya, Havana, November 12, 2021 — Luz Escobar, a reporter for this publication, received a summons on Friday from the Ministry of the Interior to appear at the Office for Minors in Havana at 2:00 PM  on Friday. “They’re summoning me there so it doesn’t look like State … Continue reading “Harassment, Citations and Distractions Are Being Used to Prevent November 15 Protest March”

Three Reporters from ‘La Hora de Cuba’ Fined 1,000 Pesos

14ymedio, Havana, 23 August 2021 — The reporters of La Hora de Cuba, Iris Mariño, Neife Rigau and Henry Constantín were fined this Monday with 1,000 pesos for the alleged crime of “public disorder” for which State Security tried to charge them after they tried to cover, as journalists, the protests of the July 11 (11J). … Continue reading “Three Reporters from ‘La Hora de Cuba’ Fined 1,000 Pesos”

ARTICLE 19 and CUBALEX Demand the Immediate Freedom of Journalists Detained During the Protests in Cuba

UPDATE July 20, 2021 — In follow-up to the communique that ARTICLE 19 and CUBALEX published on July 16, which stated that as of that date the following people had been detained: Henry Constantin, director of La Hora de Cuba, along with his colleagues Iris Mariño, and Niefe Rigau; Orelvys Cabrera, from Cubanet News; Pedro … Continue reading “ARTICLE 19 and CUBALEX Demand the Immediate Freedom of Journalists Detained During the Protests in Cuba”

The Reporters of ‘La Hora de Cuba’ Were Released Under a Precautionary Sentence of House Arrest

14ymedio, Havana, July 21, 2021 — The journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro, the designer Neife Rigau, and the photographer Iris Mariño, from the independent media La Hora de Cuba, were released this Wednesday under a precautionary sentence of house arrest, after being arrested in the demonstrations on July 11 in Camagüey. As reported by La Hora … Continue reading “The Reporters of ‘La Hora de Cuba’ Were Released Under a Precautionary Sentence of House Arrest”

Diaz-Canel Speaks Like ‘Karadzic, the Butcher of Bosnia,’ Says the Council for the Transition in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 15 July 2021 — The Council for the Democratic Transition in Cuba (CTDC) denounces that the government’s reaction to the participants of the July 11 protests “has followed the Yugoslav model” with a “call from the State for a potential massacre,” says the new opposition alliance in a statement published this Thursday. The regime … Continue reading “Diaz-Canel Speaks Like ‘Karadzic, the Butcher of Bosnia,’ Says the Council for the Transition in Cuba”

Cuban Government Admits One Death in Protests That Began on Sunday

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 13 July 2021 — After several complaints from civil society and Cubans on social networks, the Government of the Island acknowledged the first death in the protests of recent days. The deceased is a 36-year-old citizen who participated in a demonstration that took place this Monday at the La Güinera Popular Council, in the municipality … Continue reading “Cuban Government Admits One Death in Protests That Began on Sunday”

Dead, Wounded, and Disappeared, the Imprecise Toll of the Repression after the Protests in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 12 July 2021 — There are deaths, injuries, arrests, and disappearances.  It is unknown precisely how many or where because the internet and telephone lines are cut in Cuba, but little by little, by encrypted channels, messaging, and social networks, the toll of the repression of the popular, massive, and unprecedented uprising, which … Continue reading “Dead, Wounded, and Disappeared, the Imprecise Toll of the Repression after the Protests in Cuba”

Cuban Government Must Normalize Relations With Cubans Before Doing So With The U.S.

14ymedio, Havana, February 15, 2021– Cuban citizens residing inside and outside the Island have published a letter asking the U.S. Government not to normalize relations with Cuba as long as the Cuban Government hasn’t normalized relations with its own citizens. The text is also addressed to the Cuban Government and the U.S. Congress. The signers … Continue reading “Cuban Government Must Normalize Relations With Cubans Before Doing So With The U.S.”

In Addition to Being Expensive and Useless, the Cuban Passport is Not Edible

14ymedio, Marcelo Hernández, Havana, 12 December 2019 — Good art does not leave anyone impassive, especially if it mixes irreverence, mockery and everyday life, as demonstrated this December with the installation of a ripe banana stuck with adhesive tape to the wall at the Art Basel festival. The composition of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan … Continue reading “In Addition to Being Expensive and Useless, the Cuban Passport is Not Edible”

This Is How Female Journalists Are Suppressed In Cuba / Cubalex

Cubalex, 1 November 2019 — One day before the 1st of May march in Havana, the reporter from the independent daily 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, was confronted by a State Security official to stop her attending the workers’ procession. The agent of the Cuba political police warned her she could be detained if she went to … Continue reading “This Is How Female Journalists Are Suppressed In Cuba / Cubalex”

Eleven Activists and Independent Journalists Blocked From Leaving Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 24 October 2019 — On Thursday, Cuban authorities prohibited the departure of twelve political activists and independent journalists who had arrived at the international airport of Havana to take a flight to Miami. They had all been invited to the Pasos de Cambio (Steps of Change) event, a meeting of Cuban civil society that … Continue reading “Eleven Activists and Independent Journalists Blocked From Leaving Cuba”

Reporter Ricardo Fernandez Released After Nine Days

14ymedio, Havana, 21 July 2019 — The independent journalist and 14ymedio collaborator Ricardo Fernández Izaguirre was released this Sunday after nine days in detention. The police issued a warning letter regarding his “illegal” stay* in Havana, which the reporter refused to sign, he told 14ymedio In conversation with this newspaper, minutes after being released, Fernández said that after being … Continue reading “Reporter Ricardo Fernandez Released After Nine Days”