Artist Julio Llopiz Casal’s mother has written an open letter to Cuba’s vice-minister of Culture, Fernando Rojas.
We have experienced an unprecedented situation, which began with the San Isidro Movement in Havana opening up a Pandora’s Box.
“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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