RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new indication of shifting tides of power in Cuba, more than 9,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for the removal of the country’s minister of culture, Alpidio Alonso.
The Cuban activist group 27N submitted a legal request for Alonso’s removal to the National Assembly of People’s Power on February 3 on behalf of nearly 1,300 artists, intellectuals, and activists. Alonso was captured on video physically confronting protestors at the gates of the Ministry of Culture during a peaceful demonstration on January 27th calling for the release . . .