Cuba 2015: One Year after Historic Change
December 14, 2015
On December 17, 2014 the presidents of Cuba and the United States announced a historical change in the relationship between the two countries. Since then some new spaces for Cuban citizens have opened up and Cuban society has been experiencing a remarkable ideological shift not seen in decades. However much less has changed in Cuba over the last year than might be apparent from sometimes overly optimistic media coverage.
A significant part of the information in this report was obtained over the course of numerous trips to Cuba in 2015 during which People in Need’s representatives spent collectively more than 180 days on the island and visited over 200 activists in every Cuban province. Although there may be some legitimate reasons to be optimistic that the human rights situation will improve, a significant number of activists and civil society organizations have remained skeptical about future developments in Cuba.
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