NEWS

30 March, 2020

Rosa María Payá’s meetings with the Vice President and the Chancellor of Paraguay

On March 2, Rosa María Payá, promoter of Cuba Decide, held a formal meeting with the Vice President of Paraguay Hugo Velázquez, who assured her that country firmly maintains  their position as a defender of democracy in the Americas. Thereafter, Ms. Payá met with the Paraguayan Foreign Minister to denounce Cuban interference in the internal affairs of countries such as Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.
30 March, 2020

Rosa María Payá meets with the President and Vice-President of Uruguay

The promoter of Cuba Decide, Rosa María Payá, daughter of Oswaldo Payá, visited the Uruguayan government, to meet with the vice-president, Beatriz Argimón and “exchange proposals on how to align Uruguay to a regional strategy to defend democracy, the State of the Right, solidarity with the Cuban people and with the Venezuelan people and also for the defense of security, stability, peace throughout the hemisphere,” she told the press before meeting Argimón. She asked the future Executive of Luis Lacalle […]
30 March, 2020

Rosa María Payá meets with the constitutional president of Bolivia

Rosa María Payá, promoter of Cuba Decide, met with Bolivia’s constitucional president, Jeanine Añez, to discuss “regional solidarity to rescue democracy” and thanked her for denouncing “the criminal interference of Castroism” in Bolivia. She also met with Bolivia’s presidential delegate to the international community, Jorge Quiroga, who joined the call to demand Ferrer’s freedom. “On behalf of all the democrats in Bolivia, we demand the release of Ferrer. A worthy man, who fights for democracy and is subjected to the torture […]
30 March, 2020

Cuban activists blocked from attending EU meeting

A delegation from Cuba were invited to the European Parliament, but they didn’t all make it. Cuban authorities prevented them from leaving the island, holding them at Havana airport. The delegation were in Brussels to propose what the EU could do to help promote human rights and democracy in Cuba. Among the guests was Rosa María Paya, daughter of the famous Cuban activist Osvaldo Payá, who died eight years ago in an accident. He had received an award from the […]
30 March, 2020

José Daniel Ferrer is “unrecognizable,” his family says after visiting him in prison

Wife and sons of José Daniel Ferrer García have claimed, “he is unrecognizable,” after visiting him on Friday in the prison of Aguadores. “My dad must weigh about 70 kilograms, he is unrecognizable, he looks very impaired, his acidity, stomach pains and his conditions of gastritis have been aggravated. But his spirits and endurance are intact.” “We are very concerned, because his physical condition denotes a great weakness, and that makes us fear that, if he gets sick for whatever […]
30 March, 2020

EU-Cuba agreement under pressure as it approaches ratification

The agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba is approaching its final ratification, and Cuban activists call for its suspension due to repeated “human rights violations”. Since the provisional implementation of the agreement on November 1, 2017, “the political and human rights situation has worsened dramatically,” us diplomacy chief Mike Pompeo said in a letter to the Lithuanian Prime Minister, Pompeo called on Vilnius to “continue without ratifying” the pact to support “the hope of freedom, democracy and (…) […]
30 March, 2020

Achievements and challenges of Cuba Decide in the first quarter of 2020

José Daniel Ferrer is still unjustly imprisoned by the regime. On March 12, the Provincial People’s Court of Santiago de Cuba was due to issue the judgment against José Daniel Ferrer, Roilan Zárraga Ferrer, José Pupo Chaveco and Fernando González Vailant, the activists of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) that have been arrested since October 1, 2019. However, the decision has not yet been published and uncertainty about the case increases every day. To demand his release, promoters of […]
30 March, 2020

Cuban activists call on Lithuania to block EU pact with Havana

Cuban activists in Vilnius are calling for Lithuania to block the EU-Cuba pact signed in 2016. Only Lithuania is yet to ratify the deal. “Lithuanians are at the crossroads. You have the opportunity to give the same chance that Iceland provided you 30 years ago. You can give Cuba a chance of freedom,” Acha said. The parliamentary foreign affairs committee backed the ratification earlier this month, and the parliament is scheduled to vote on it during its upcoming spring session. […]
30 March, 2020

Petition delivered to the Spanish Congress in favor of political prisoners in Cuba

The promoters of Cuba Decide in Madrid summoned Cubans and people from all over the world to demand the immediate release of José Daniel Ferrer and the rest of the political prisoners on the Island. The petition collected citizens’ signatures and was delivered to all the parliamentary groups of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, demanding the freedom of political prisoners in Cuba.