The Cuban authorities today withdrew the press credentials of the Efe Agency journalists in Cuba, on the eve of the outlawed civic march on Monday 15 to demand a political change on the island.
Those responsible for the International Press Center urgently summoned the Efe team in Havana that is currently accredited – three editors, a photographer and a TV camera – to inform them that their credentials were withdrawn without clarifying whether the measure is temporary or permanent. .
The provision was adopted a month and a half after the accreditation of Efe’s editorial coordinator in Havana had been withdrawn.
The authorities warned the Efe team that they cannot carry out their journalistic work from now on, and they did not want to clarify the exact reasons that led them to make this decision.
The resolution occurs at a delicate moment in Cuba with a civic march called by the opposition for next Monday, in order to demand a political change on the island, which has been outlawed by the Government and when the country opens tomorrow, Sunday, its borders to tourism.
It is the first time that Cuba has withdrawn the credentials of the Efe Agency and there is no record that this measure has been adopted on another occasion with an international news agency on the island.