“Hope is not based on a dialogue with the Ministry of Culture. It is on the hundreds of young people who were outside the Ministry.”
The Ministry of Culture, announced today it would not honor its agreement for a dialogue with Cuban artists.
“The group of 30 hasn’t rested, they’ve hardly slept, [meeting] in a democratic, respectful way, with open hearts,” said Tania Bruguera.
This tribute has been paid by intellectuals, independent artists, abakuas, researchers, rumberos and supporters, ever since 2006.
The temperature of the repression in Cuba has risen like a fever during the days of the pandemic. It’s a systematic, cellular fever.
Recent days have been quite tense in Havana. Events in the San Isidro neighborhood of Old Havana and at the Ministry of Culture were a jolt.
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Cuban authorities blame the poor 2019 economic results (0.5% growth) on the strengthening of the US blockade and other adverse factors.
At a recent board meeting of governing bodies from every Cuban province, the important subject of rice supply was discussed.
Albio Sires, Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued a new warning to the Nicaraguan dictator, Daniel Ortega, demanding that he restore respect for human rights and hold early elections in Nicaragua, or “face further sanctions”.