15 October, 2020

Testimonies of human rights violations in Cuba

The activist and scientist Ariel Ruíz Urquiola and promoter of Cuba Decide Yunier Suarez were able to share their testimonies of the various human rights violations they and others have experienced at the hands of the dictatorship in Cuba with MEP José Ramón Bauzá via Facebook live, further making it known that Cuba is in Crisis to the international community.
15 October, 2020

Members of the European Parliament request the suspension of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between Cuba and the European Union

On September 3rd, PP addressed a question to the High Representative of European Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, asking him to consider the suspension of the Dialogue and Political Agreement for Cooperation between the European Union and Cuba due to repeated violations by the Cuban Government. The text specifically mentions the blockade of humanitarian aid sent through the Solidarity Between Brothers initiative and collected five months ago in the United States in hopes of mitigating the impact of the crisis on the […]
15 October, 2020

At the Iber-American summit, Rosa Maria Payá discussed the repression in Cuba and the vulnerability of the Island amid COVID-19

Rosa Maria Paya participated in the Ibero-American Summit discussion about Democracy vs. Populism where she elaborated upon repression and the vulnerability of life that exists in Cuba which extends throughout all communist dictatorships around the globe and how it relates to the new dangers posed by COVID-19; namely, the negligence of the dictatorship in the face of the health crisis during the pandemic.
15 October, 2020

Rosa María Payá was recognized as the CHLI Ileana Ros-Lehtinen International Leadership Honoree

On September 30th, the at Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s (CHLI) 16th Annual Gala and Leadership Awards Rosa María Payá was recognized as the CHLI Ileana Ros-Lehtinen International Leadership Honoree, an award which honors those who have a significant impact on the U.S Hispanic community.  The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) prepares, connects and honors leaders for their service. The global pandemic has altered the way we communicate, do business and celebrate. However, it is encouraging to see communities across our […]
15 October, 2020

Rosa María Payá participated in the forum “Libertad de Consciencia y Lucha Democrática” in support of the release of political prisoner in Venezuela, Juan Requesens

Rosa Maria Paya participated in the forum “Freedom of conscience and democratic struggle” organized by the Juan German Roscio Foundation, to honor Juan Requesens two years after his arrest. It was held online on August 7, and was moderated by Paola Bautista de Alemán, president of the foundation.
15 October, 2020

Influential figures and politicians of high standing are publicly in favor of the campaign #LiberenLaAyuda

High-level political figures around the world, in favor of the Cuban people, have publicly announced their support for the campaign to release humanitarian aid that is currently being arbitrarily withheld at the Port of Mariel, Cuba. Here are some of the people from Europe and the Americas who have shown support for the release of humanitarian aid for Cubans on the Island.
15 October, 2020

The IACHR publicly condemns the harassment and persecution against activists in Cuba

Over the last quarter we have been recording the various arbitrary arrests, acts of repudiation, human rights violations and other incidents, including all those arrested on, or leading up to, the Sunflower Revolution peaceful protests on September 8th, through our Center for Citizens Reports. All these records have been sent to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights which has resulted in several public denunciations via Twitter from the IACHR as well as the Commissioner of the IACHR, Stuardo Ralon.
15 October, 2020

September 8: The Sunflower Revolution united Cubans around the word through peaceful protests

On September 8th, for the Sunflower Revolution, Cubans inside the Island took to the streets in defense of their rights and liberties, demanded freedom from the Castro-communist regime, and the release of all political prisoners. International participation in the Sunflower Revolution was widespread with protests by Cubans living in the Netherlands, Ecuador, the United States, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland and other countries.
14 October, 2020

July 22: Worldwide tribute for Oswaldo Payá, Harold Cepero and martyrs of democracy in the Americas

The day-long digital tribute gathered Cubans and international figures around the world and across the Island. For over 12 hours, the Fundación para la Democracia Panamericana (FDP) and the Cuba Decide citizen initiative led by Rosa María Payá, held a real time homage, to honor the martyrs of Cuban democracy, Harold Cepero (1980-2012) and Oswaldo Payá (1952-2012), both assassinated in Cuba on Sunday, July 22, 2012, by State Security agents onbehalf of the Cuban regime. As a result of our […]