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July 22, 2020
Oswaldo Payá fue padre, activista político y uno de los primeros miembros de la oposición en Cuba. Fundador del Movimiento Cristiano de Liberación y principal organizador del Proyecto Valera, Payá dedicó su carrera a oponerse al régimende Cuba y a... Read More
July 21, 2020
Oswaldo Payá was a father, political activist and one of the first outspoken opposition members in Cuba. Founder of the Christian Liberation Movement and primary organizer of the Valera Project, Payá devoted his career to opposing Cuba’s one-party... Read More
May 21, 2020
El COVID-19 amenaza no sólo las vida de las personas, sino también la de los gobiernos y las instituciones democráticas. El Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) conversa con socios y otros líderes que han estado en “primera línea" en la lucha mundial por proteger y fortalecer la... Read More
May 21, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
May 19, 2020
Cuba’s communist regime has long trumpeted its health system as a model for other countries – but systemic dysfunction is leaving Cubans vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In the months following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Cuban government has reported 1,754 cases of infection, 79... Read More
December 10, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) stands with the brave human rights defenders and democracy activists around the world working to secure a better future for their countries. On the day of his trial, we decided to profile one of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists, Jose Daniel... Read More
September 26, 2019
From spoiled ballots to unsanctioned demonstrations, some Cubans are challenging the island’s political status quo. On February 24, Cubans voted on a new constitution incorporating 760 changes — ranging from the recognition of private... Read More
February 23, 2019
Since Juan Guaido was sworn in as Venezuela’s President January 23, more than 50 countries have recognized his interim government, and only a few have denounced Guaido in favor of Nicolas Maduro. Cuba has been the most ardent Maduro... Read More
March 09, 2018
What do a Puerto Rican model, an Italian model, and a Canadian fitness coach have in common? All of their identities have been used by the Cuban government to create fake social media accounts... Read More
March 15, 2017
Have you heard them speak? Have you seen them lead? Maybe not. Yet, even in a country where political freedoms are constrained, Cuban women manage to do both. Here are a few of their stories. Take the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) — female activists whose spouses were jailed for opposing the... Read More