NEWS

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 […]
14 October, 2020

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

During the last quarter, despite the many challenges of the humanitarian crisis, political repression and COVID-19 on the Island, Cuba Decide has not lost its momentum and continues to grow among Cubans everywhere. During the last quarter, despite many challenges that COVID-19 has brought forth, Cuba Decide has not lost its momentum and continues to make accomplishments while fighting for the Cuban people.On July 22, a day-long digital tribute gathered Cubans and international figures around the world and across the Island. […]
30 July, 2020

Tribute to Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero: Mass from Miami

In over a dozen cities around the world, their names resounded on Wednesday. In corners, houses and monuments, posters with their images were raised and their thoughts were read aloud. Masses were dedicated in churches from the United States, Europe and Latin America. Even inside the communist Island, despite repression, many demonstrated against what happened to them and two candles were lit along with their images. Thus, not only were the lives of Cuban dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero […]
29 July, 2020

Conference Homage to the Victims of Communism in the Americas, on the 8th anniversary of the attack on Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, martyrs of democracy

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, for almost 12 hours, the Fundación para la Democracia Panamericana (FDP) and the Cuba Decide citizen initiative led by Rosa María Payá, held a day-long digital tribute, in real time, to honor the martyrs of Cuban democracy, Harold Cepero (1980-2012) and Oswaldo Payá (1952-2012), both assassinated on Cuba on Sunday, July 22, 2012, by State Security agents who were serving the criminal extrajudicial sentence of the Cuban government. Throughout the day, among other activities of […]