29 March, 2021

“The dictatorship of Havana engages in state terrorism against its citizens,” states Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS.

On the morning of March 26, at a press conference, we requested international support and denounced the situation of the 53 promoters of Cuba Decide, the vast majority of which are members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba who remain on hunger strike on the island, demanding an end to the repression that prevents the humanitarian efforts of UNPACU activists. The participants warned about the serious danger the strikers face, as they continue to be harassed and surrounded by the […]
28 March, 2021

Young people should be educated about the “horrors” of communism: Rosa María Payá

Rosa Maria Payá and other victims of communism from Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan background gathered at the Florida State Legislature to support HB 1553 which recognizes November 7 as “Victims of Communism Day.” The bill also requires high school students to receive at least 45 minutes of instruction on topics such as Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, or other communist regimes, and how victims suffered under these regimes through suppression of speech, poverty, starvation, migration, and systemic lethal violence […]
28 March, 2021

The regime in Cuba engages in state-sponsored terrorism, according to testimony and evidence of Cuba Decide promotors in a public hearing before the IACHR

The Foundation for Pan-American Democracy outlined the Cuban regime’s repeated patterns of persecution amid deep humanitarian crisis and political repression throughout the island. On March 18, before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS, a coalition of organizations presented evidence demonstrating the regime’s several acts of repression in the midst of the pandemic, and also expressed concern about the application of systemic patterns that that have been applied in different ways during the last year and violate human […]
28 March, 2021

Rosa María Payá denounces arrest of former interim President of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez

Rosa María Payá denounced the arrest of the former interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, describing the arrest as “political revenge.” Cuban activists have expressed their rejection of the arrest of the former president of Bolivia, arrested at dawn on Saturday, March 13 by the Bolivian authorities. In January 2020, Rosa María Payá, representing Cuban activists, met with Añez and thanked her for her support of the fight for Cuban freedom. Payá considers these repressive actions as being carried out […]
18 February, 2021

Cubans from the Island, and in exile, committed to democracy, send proposals to the White House, the State Department and the United States Congress

“The revision of The United States’ policy towards Cuba must support democracy and free, plural elections without making unilateral concessions, but rather conditioned on irreversible steps towards the recognition of human rights.” With more than 162 proposals received, exclusively on the subject of United States foreign policy towards Cuba, the plural platform, Pasos de Cambio, has published the suggestions of Cuban opposition organizations and civil society, as well as citizens living in the Island and in the diaspora.   A […]
18 February, 2021

No More Repression

With awareness of the Cuban people’s suffering at the hands of the dictatorship and in commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Center for Incident Reports of the Foundation for Pan-American Democracy (FDP) expresses its concern and solidarity with the entire Cuban democratic movement and the relentless work in favor of freedom and democracy. We call upon the nation and the international community to support all individuals and organizations that stand up for their […]