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Our apologies for the lack of subtitles on this video. 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 28 October 2017 – On Thursday, after four years of exile, Ofelia Acevedo, widow of Oswaldo Payá, the deceased opponent of the Cuban regime, was not allowed to enter her own country. Acevedo, an activist in her own right, had decided … Continue reading "Oswaldo Payá’s Widow: “The Cuban State did not want to tell me why I can’t enter my own country.”" Continue reading
La joven opositora viajó esta mañana a Cuba junto a su madre, Ofelia Acevedo Continue reading
Su primera celebración provocó una crisis política Continue reading
La ODCA ha emitido una resolución en Buenos Aires Continue reading

La Organización Demócrata Cristiana de América (ODCA) reclamó una investigación internacional independiente para aclarar las causas y circunstancias de las muertes de Oswaldo Payá y Harold Cepero, así como la liberación del Coordinador Nacional del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL), Eduardo Cardet Concepción.

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Las autoridades cubanas "le retiraron el pasaporte" a la activista Rosa María Payá este miércoles cuando intentaba abordar un vuelo en el aeropuerto internacional José Martí, según denunciaron fuentes de la disidencia interna a DIARIO DE CUBA.

La activista que dirige la iniciativa CubaDecide se encontraba "retenida en Inmigración" desde horas de la mañana.

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Cinco años después, aún hay ‘serias’ dudas sobre el hecho Continue reading
Our apologies for not having subtitles for this video. 14ymedio, Havana, 21 July 2017 — At least 40 activists attended a mass in tribute to opponents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero on the fifth anniversary of their deaths, on Thursday evening. The ceremony took place in the church of Los Quemados in Marianao, Havana, and passed … Continue reading "Dozens of Opponents Attend Mass in Honor of Oswaldo Paya in Havana" Continue reading

El secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Luis Almagro, emitió un mensaje por el quinto aniversario de la muerte del líder opositor Oswlado Payá, fallecido el 22 de julio de 2012 en un accidente de tráfico, según la versión oficial.

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On NOT Waiting for the King to Die / Rosa María Payá Cuba Decides: Continuing Oswaldo Paya’s Work for a Plebiscite Oswaldo Payá Remembered On The Anniversary Of His Birth / 14ymedio Rosa María Payá: “Totalitarianism is not broken in Cuba, we can not pretend it is” / EFE (14ymedio), María Tejero Martín Je Suis … Continue reading "Cubans Want to Vote in Free and Open Elections: Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero Are Two of the Many Who Have Died For It" Continue reading
El ejemplo de Oswaldo Payá sigue en pie y merece incluso una mayor elevación Continue reading

Alrededor de una decena de activistas fueron detenidos en La Habana en la tarde de este jueves para impedirles participar en la misa de homenaje a los difuntos Oswaldo Payá y Harold Cepero en su quinto aniversario de muerte que se cumple el próximo sábado, según denunciaron fuentes de la disidencia interna a DIARIO DE CUBA.

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En el aniversario de la muerte del líder del Movimiento Cristiano de Liberación Continue reading

Varios legisladores del Senado de EEUU pidieron este miércoles una investigación "imparcial" sobre las circunstancias de la muerte del disidente cubano Oswaldo Payá en el quinto aniversario de su fallecimiento, reporta EFE.

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Informó la iniciativa Cuba Decide en un comunicado Continue reading

Rosa María Payá, promotora de la iniciativa Cuba Decide, "se encuentra en la Isla para conmemorar el quinto aniversario del atentado que terminó con las vidas de Oswaldo Payá y Harold Cepero".

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El noticiero estelar de la televisión de la Isla (estatal) acusó este martes a Rosa María Payá, líder del proyecto CubaDecide, de lucrar con la muerte de su padre, Oswaldo Payá, y la describió como uno de los "personajes de la fauna contrarrevolucionaria cubana que sirvieron de telón de fondo al presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump", durante el discurso en el que anunció su cambio de política hacia Cuba.

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Los senadores cubanoamericanos Ted Cruz y Marco Rubiorepublicanos, y el demócrata Robert Menéndez presentaron una propuesta de legislación bipartidista que cambiaría el nombre de la calle frente a la Embajada de Cuba en Washington DC por "Camino Oswaldo Payá", en honor al disidente cubano fallecido en un accidente aún no esclarecido en la Isla.

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Desconocidos 'aprovecharon la ausencia' de familiares del fallecido opositor Continue reading

"Tanto la revisión que pedimos ayer al Ministerio de Justicia como lo que estamos haciendo hoy (este martes) colocando una tarja en honor a mi padre, es un paso más en nuestro camino a la justicia del asesinato de Oswaldo Payá y de Harold Cepero y nuestro reclamo del reconocimiento de toda la verdad y de una investigación independiente del Gobierno cubano", dijo Rosa María Payá, líder de Cuba Decide a DIARIO DE CUBA.

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Rosa María Payá presentó en la mañana de este lunes en el Ministerio de Justicia en La Habana una instancia de revisión del juicio por la muerte de su padre, el líder del MCL (Movimiento Cristiano Liberación) Oswaldo Payá y del activista Harold Cepero, según dio a conocer a través de un vídeo en Facebook

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Recurrió al Ministerio de Justicia en La Habana Continue reading

En los años que tuve la dicha de vivir y trabajar en el barrio de El Cerro pasaba frecuentemente frente al hogar de los Payá. La imagen de la fachada, pintada con letras negras y donde se podía leer "Payaso Sardiñas" y otras barbaridades, es algo que pocos comentan, y en el exterior casi nadie sabe. No me aventuraría a asegurar que alguna vez lanzaron excrementos contra la puerta. Pero era y parece que sigue siendo lo usual.

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14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, and Mariana Aylwin. Almagro, Calderón and Chilean delegate Mariana … Continue reading "Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has published a letter explaining why he can not attend the Oswaldo Payá “Freedom and Life” Award ceremony. In the letter, addressed to Rosa Maria Paya, Almagro states that he will not come after the refusal of the Havana authorities to … Continue reading "Cuba Refuses OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Entry To The Island / 14ymedio" Continue reading

La iniciativa ciudadana Cuba Decide y la Red Latinoamericana Jóvenes por la Democracia (RedLat) entregarán el Premio Oswaldo Payá Libertad y Vida este miércoles 22 de febrero a las 11:00 de la mañana, según dieron a conocer en una nota a la que tuvo acceso DIARIO DE CUBA.

La ceremonia tendrá lugar en la casa de la familia Payá-Acevedo en la Calle Peñón número 221, entre Ayuntamiento y Monasterio, El Cerro, La Habana.

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Luis Almagro visitará la isla caribeña la semana próxima Continue reading

La activista Rosa María Payá Acevedo aseguró este lunes que el secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), el uruguayo Luis Almagro, viajará la semana próxima a Cuba a recibir el Premio Oswaldo Payá Libertad y Vida, que otorga la Re

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La activista Rosa María Payá, dijo este martes a EFE que su mensaje a Donald Trump, como al resto de presidentes de Europa y América, es que presione con firmeza al Gobierno cubano para que "responda a las reclamaciones de su pueblo por primera vez en 60 años".

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La ausencia de un cabecilla ideológico capaz de despertar en Cuba la voluntad de cambio se la debemos a ese que murió Continue reading
Eduardo Cardet, national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) who has been under arrest since the night of 30 November, as of Thursday has found a lawyer to represent him. His relatives have denounced in several media that no lawyer wanted to take on the activist’s defense. Although the lawyer has not had access to … Continue reading "Cuba’s Christian Liberation Movement Leader Gets a Lawyer / 14ymedio" Continue reading

Fidel Castro fue un tirano que tuvo éxito en convencer a mucha gente en el mundo democrático de que en realidad él era lo opuesto. El primer ministro de Canadá lo llamó un "revolucionario legendario", mientras que el presidente de Irlanda lo consideró "un gigante entre los líderes globales, cuya visión no era solo la de la libertad para su pueblo sino para todos los pueblos oprimidos y excluidos del planeta".

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Tal como se esperaba, la izquierda radical de nuestro continente fue presa de una gran rabieta al conocerse que el Congreso brasileño había destituido definitivamente a la presidenta Dilma Rousseff. Sus voceros alegan que se trató de un golpe de Estado parlamentario y una maniobra de la oligarquía contra el pueblo de ese país.

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En el contexto de la conmemoración, el pasado 30 de julio, del 59 aniversario de la caída de Frank País García durante la lucha clandestina contra el batistato en la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba, los cubanos hemos podido constatar, una vez más, la diferencia que existe entre un sistema autoritario y otro totalitario.

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Note: The video is a brief excerpt from the interview and is not subtitled in English. 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Luz Escobar, Miami, 22 July 2016 – His name is tattooed on the skin of a Cuban graffiti artist (Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto) or is suggested by the letter L, standing for Liberty, formed … Continue reading "“When we achieve justice we can build a new society” / 14ymedio, Ofelia Acevedo, Mario Penton, Luz Escobar" Continue reading
EFE (via 14ymedio), María Tejero Martín, Oslo, 23 May 2016 — Cuban opposition member Rosa María Payá said Monday ,in an interview with EFE, that the “totalitarianism” of the government led by Raul Castro “has not broken” despite the open contact with the United States and the European Union (EU), and so she asked that … Continue reading "Rosa María Payá: “Totalitarianism is not broken in Cuba, we can not pretend it is” / EFE (14ymedio), María Tejero Martín" Continue reading
Cubanet, Ignacio Gonzalez and Osmel Almaguer, Havana, 13 May 2015 – A Mass for the deceased Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, opposition leader, and Harold Cepero, activist, was held this afternoon at the Church of Los Pasionistas in Havana, with Rosa María … Continue reading Continue reading
Rosa María Payá, hija del fallecido líder opositor, estuvo presente en la Iglesia de los Pasionistas. Vea vídeo Continue reading
ROSA MARIA AND DEATH Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, 11 May 2015 Since she was a little girl, death was a guest in her home. A guest no one invited in the midst of the family happiness, rather an intruder imposed by … Continue reading Continue reading
El mayor Ortelio Abrahantes dice tener pruebas del "accidente" donde falleció Osvaldo Payá y pide contactar con su viuda, Ofelia Acevedo Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_39763" align="aligncenter" width="584"] [1] Click on image to open Cuba Decides site[/caption]For over half a century Cubans have been excluded from the political, economic and social decisions made in our nation. The group in power in Cuba has never been legitimized by democratic elections. The government is responsible for the repression and violence against those with opinions and alternative initiatives.The absence of an environment of law and self-determination, has plunged the people into poverty and has led our country to economic and social failure, accompanied by constant mass exodus of its citizens.We are aware that only Cubans corresponds us to define and decide on the changes needed in our society and so do our national project. But for citizens to design, approve and build their future, must be guaranteed by law rights and an atmosphere of trust and respect for all achieved. In this way we can make a genuine national dialogue and begin the process of legal changes, without exception, for the people to retain or sovereignly change that decision. So proclaim and work for the people to be consulted in a plebiscite. There will be no transition to democracy in Cuba if Cubans are again excluded.Our proposal continues the citizen petition the Varela Project. Bill that 25,404 Cubans with voting rights submitted to the National Assembly of People's Power, supported by article 63 of the Constitution of the Republic. The National Assembly has yet to respond to these citizens.Our demand [2] considers Articles 19, 20 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Cuban state as one of its signatories committed themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the effective universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.The Cubans are one people. All, without classify and divide them by their ideas, beliefs, race, political positions or country of residence, are called to promote and participate in this plebiscite.No one should question the changes that the people want is freedom, reconciliation and all rights. For these goals and work peacefully fight the opposition inside and outside Cuba. But the great lack of Cubans is that we have no voice, no democratic means to express ourselves as the government and some in the world claim to speak for our people. Hence our demand to the government of Cuba, is to conduct a plebiscite for the people to express itself supremely 1 and decide on the following proposal:Are you in agreement with that free elections held shall exercise the freedom of expression and Press and organizing freely in political parties and social organizations with full plurality? Yes or No?  Urging all Cubans wherever they are to join this lawsuit. We invite governments, the democratic institutions and the men and women of good will in the world to support the sovereignty and self-determination of our people, which is to support the right to decide for Cubans, through a plebiscite.[1] http://translatingcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Plebiscito.jpg [2] http://cubadecide.com/plebiscito/ Continue reading
[1] Screen shot from the Twitter account of one of the regime’s aliasesA subject we always includeRosa María PayáI have only been in Washington DC 12 hours. Time enough to take up Senator Marco Rubio’s kind invitation to go to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.It’s winter in DC, but as it gets late, the monumental silhouettes are turned on, giving the capital a warm appearance. In the Capitol I was able to talk to various Democrat and Republican senators, all of them wanting to hear about Cuba. The points in question continue to be fundamental ones:1) The United States is having high level conversations with a government which has never been chosen by its citizens. And therefore we hope they will put on the table some support for the constitutional petition put up by thousands of Cubans in favour of a referendum for free and multi-party elections.2) The United States authorities have, on various occasions supported the need for an independent investigation into the violent deaths on 22 July 2012 of my father Oswaldo Payá, European Union Andrei Sakharov prize-winner, and Harold Cepero, young leader of the Christian Liberation Movement. To be consistent, this matter should be discussed now with the Cuban government, as there is the opportunity to address it directly via the new official channels.Flying back, I bumped into Roberta Jackson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere. I went up to her immediately and she got up to greet me. I was pleased she did that.“Going back home are just to Miami?” she asked me in an innocent way. “I’m going to Miami,” I told her and it struck me that I had not gone back to my home in Havana for more than a year. The last time I was there, State Security chased my brothers in the street, by Parque Manila in El Cerro, and phoned them to say, “Bastards, we’re going to kill you.”Mrs. Jacobson was going to Havana to some meetings with Cuban government officials. One of them is the well-known State Security functionary Gustavo Machín. Not by coincidence, it was he who had the responsibility for the press conference circus given by the Swede Aron Modig in Cuba, while he was kept in solitary confinement without charges, just before he was deported from the country without being allowed to meet my family, as we had requested as he was a friend and we would be the ones most affected.Aron was in the car with my father the day of the long-expected attack on our family (nearly always with witnesses, to terrorize them, like an exemplary measure) and was captured by the State Security immediately after the car was run off the road.I asked the Assistant Secretary whether the independent investigation we have been demanding into the death of Oswaldo Payá and  Harold Cepero would form a part of the dialogue with the Cuban government. “This is always a point that we raise,” she answered in agreement.She also explained that they were planning to discuss human rights, without saying when. She was speaking in the normal way officials do, as if they weren’t travelling to the heart of the longest-running dictatorship on the planet to meet criminal functionaries, some of whom worked as spies in her own United States.The Cuban government has lied to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial Crimes, when he had asked them for information about my father’s death. More than two years later, the Cuban authorities continue to deny us the autopsy report, which the family has the right to see under current laws in the island.This Friday January 21st, I am going to meet Ricardo Zúñiga in the White House. I hope that by then he will have news about the Cuban government’s response to Roberta Jacobson, about the investigation into the attack against Harold and my father that cruel day which my family feared but never were able to understand.The United States and every other country in the world ought to know that, unless all the truth comes out about this and so many other atrocities that have been mythified  as a “Revolution”, there will be no real democracy or stability in Cuba. It is possible that before Friday the accredited international press in the island will already have a reply to both parts of this inescapable question in such a high-level dialogue. Translated by GH22 January 2015[1] https://orlandolunes.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/76ab9-bemeagjcyaal1s1.png Continue reading

El pasado 30 de diciembre de 2014 fue el día que escogió la artista Tania Bruguera para realizar la performance El susurro de Tatlin en la Plaza de la Revolución. Las acciones desplegadas por los órganos represivos cubanos para impedir la realización del evento artístico incluyeron la detención de Tania Bruguera y de muchas personas que asistieron a la plaza para participar de la obra. Los acontecimientos que acompañaron la represión fueron diversos. Algunos de ellos han sido públicos en tanto otros han permanecido ignorados. 

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El libro sobre el fin de los patriotas cubanos Oswaldo Payá y Harold Cepero, cuenta con prólogo de Rosa María, la hija del primero, y su autor es Ángel Carromero Continue reading
El español afirma que ¨el accidente¨ en que perdió la vida Oswaldo Payá fue provocado por la embestida de un carro. Lo acompañarán en la presentación, Ofelia Acevedo Maura, viuda de Payá y su hija Rosa María Payá. El acto tendrá lugar el martes 14 de octubre, a las 7:00 pm, en la Casa Bacardí de la Universidad de Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables Continue reading