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 […]
29 July, 2020

Keilylli de la Mora Valle

THE CUBAN CITIZEN, KEILYLLI DE LA MORA VALLE, IS IN A SITUATION OF GRAVE URGENCY, HER RIGHTS TO LIFE AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY ARE AT SERIOUS RISK. SHE HAS BEEN ON HUNGER STRIKE SINCE JUNE 29, 2020 IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION, ASSAULTS AND HARASSMENT IN PRISON. Keilylli was wrongfully convicted through a summary trial by the Provincial People’s Court of Cienfuegos on May 7, 2020 to 1 year and six months of deprivation of liberty, for the false crimes of: the spread of […]
29 July, 2020

#June30 Protests

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, more than two hundred citizens in several provinces were arbitrarily retained or detained in Cuba following orders from State Security. The goal of this new repressive wave was to prevent them from attending a peaceful demonstration called by the independent civil society, in order to demand justice after the murder of Hansel Ernesto Hernández Galiano at the hands of an officer of the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) on June 24, as well as to demand […]
29 July, 2020

El Líbero

Rosa María Payá spoke with El Líbero about the grave situation on the island in relation to how the pandemic has deepened the crisis that the people are experiencing under the Castro regime. In the interview, she calls upon “the Latin American brothers in all their plurality, from the democratic right to the democratic left” to focus “on human rights and abandon ideological prisms when it comes to the survival of the democracy.”
29 July, 2020

Solidarity Among Brothers: solidarity overflowed

On May 16, 2020, the Fundación para la Democracia Panamericana, in collaboration with Cuba Decide promoters and the City of Miami, invited the greater Miami community, organizations and those part of the Cuban diaspora to participate in a humanitarian aid collection called “Solidaridad Entre Hermanos.”  Hundreds of families participated in the donation day. The objective of the collection was to collect and send donated goods to the Island so that they may be received and distributed directly by the Churches […]
29 July, 2020

Arrestos 370

Decree-law 370 is a harmful law that regulates Internet use in Cuba and calls for the supervision of wireless networks and the limitations for online publications. Through this law, the government gains control over the online activities of its citizens, providing the legal basis for the arbitrary punishment of critical reporting by the authorities. Many journalists have been targeted, fined or imprisoned as a result of this law further propagating media suppression in Cuba. Photo from CIBERCUBA
29 July, 2020

Cuba, Allies Block Activist At UN Human Rights Council

“In this moment, it is a great honor to share news of victory, of triumph. The news that Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, from this moment, can end his hunger, thirst and medicine strike because he has received the letter of registration to appear at the plenary session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, without intermediaries,” said Rosa María Payá, on Friday. This was an announcement to the world, on behalf of Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, the end of his five-day hunger […]
29 July, 2020

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

Thanks to the efforts of many, our national and global initiative manages to grow despite these unprecedented conditions. As COVID-19 has forced a change in our lives, work dynamics and even shut the borders of countries around the world, the promoters of Cuba Decide have intensified our efforts to combat repression and injustice directed against the Cuban people at the hands of the regime. In the last quarter, we have adapted our work to be able to operate safely in […]