2 julio, 2018

Governor Rick Scott to Secretary of State Pompeo: Focus on Latin America

Rosa Maria Paya asked Rick Scott for support for the right to decide of the Cuban people in plebiscite and to not recognizing Miguel Diaz-Canel as president of Cuba because he was not elected by the Cuban’ people. The meeting took place this April 22 along with members of the opposition  and of the Cuban and Venezuelan communities on the occasion of Antonio Ledezma’s visit to Miami. Today, Governor Rick Scott sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of State […]
29 junio, 2018

Chilean president meets with Cuban opposition leader Rosa Maria Paya, pledges to continue support for the Cuban people’s right to decide their future

Chilean president Sebastian Piñera met with Cuban opposition leader Rosa Maria Paya at the Presidential Palace in Santiago. During their meeting, the Latin American leader pledged his continued support for the Cuban people and their right to decide their future instead of having it chosen for them by a corrupt and brutally repressive dictatorial regime. Piñera also pledged support for the Cuba Decide campaign in Cuba. The campaign, which enjoys wide-ranging support among Cubans both on and off the island, […]
29 junio, 2018

Minister Ampuero meets with Rosa María Payá

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, received in audience today Rosa María Payá, president of the Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy and Cuba Decide, who is in Chile to participate in various seminars and forums on democracy and human rights. «She has informed me about her analysis of the current circumstances of what is happening in Cuba, about the change of direction, the change of the presidency from General Raúl Castro to President Miguel Díaz-Canel, and about […]
29 junio, 2018

VOC Awards Medal To Cuban Freedom Fighter Oswaldo Payá

On June 8th, sixteen embassies, four delegations, and representatives from thirty-nine ethnic and human rights organizations joined VOC for the 11th Annual Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom & Roll Call of Nations Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Victims of Communism Memorial on Capitol Hill, which this year honored slain Cuban dissident and democracy advocate Oswaldo Payá. Executive Director Marion Smith noted that, despite efforts by contemporary pundits and totalitarian regimes to rehabilitate the bloody ideas of Karl Marx, «the real legacy of Marxism is […]
29 junio, 2018

VP Mike Pence pledges support for Cuba’s Rosa Maria Paya and the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom and democracy

Vice President Mike Pence pledges support to Rosa María Payá and the Cuban People at the Summit of the Americas LIMA, PERU – On the occasion of the hemispheric summit between nations from across the Americas, United States Vice President Mike Pence held a historic press conference with Cuban opposition leader Rosa María Payá. “This President and the American people are with you. And we will continue to stand with you and pray for you as you fight for the […]
29 junio, 2018

Oslo Freedom Forum 10 Years Rising: A Chorus for Human Rights

Oslo Freedom Forum (May 28 – May 30) is observing ten years of gathering together human rights activists, entrepreneurs, reporters, technologists, policymakers, philanthropists, and artists to focus on human rights challenges and the aim of a freer and more just world. Over the years Cuban dissidents have been a presence at the Oslo Freedom Forums:.Armando Valladares, Berta Soler, Yoani Sanchez, Rosa María Payá Acevedo, and Danilo Maldonado «El Sexto» have addressed the prestigious gathering since 2009. Unfortunately this year Jose […]
29 junio, 2018

Cato Institute Honors Human Rights Group, the Ladies in White, with 2018 Milton Friedman Prize

Washington, D.C. – The Cato Institute has announced that Cuba’s Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), will receive the 2018 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, a $250,000 biennial award presented to a group or individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The Ladies in White have a simple message: The political prisoners of Cuba are our sons, our brothers, and our husbands. They must not be forgotten. Every Sunday, the Ladies gather, or attempt to […]
21 junio, 2018

Rick Scott pide mano dura contra la «dictadura cubana»

Rosa María Payá solicitó a Rick Scott apoyo para el derecho a decidir del pueblo cubano en plebiscito y al no reconocimiento de Miguel Díaz-Canel como presidente de Cuba por no ser elegido por los cubanos. La reunión tuvo lugar este 22 de abril junto a opositores y miembros de las comunidades cubana y venezolana en ocasión de la visita de Antonio Ledezma a Miami. El gobernador de Florida, Rick Scott, le pidió al secretario de Estado, Mike Pompeo, que […]
21 junio, 2018

Premio Milton Friedman por la Libertad 2018: Las Damas de Blanco

Las Damas de Blanco tienen un mensaje simple: los presos políticos de Cuba son nuestros hijos, nuestros hermanos y nuestros esposos. No tienen que ser olvidados. Todos los domingos las Damas de Blanco se reúnen, o intentan reunirse, para la misa en la Iglesia de Santa Rita de Casia en La Habana, seguida de una procesión por la Quinta Avenida. Visten de blanco para simbolizar la naturaleza pacífica de su protesta y cada una lleva una fotografía de un ser […]