Cuba is a one-party communist state that outlaws political pluralism, suppresses dissent, and severely restricts basic civil liberties. The government continues to dominate the economy despite recent reforms that permit some private-sector activity. The regime’s undemocratic character has not changed despite new leadership in 2018 and a process of diplomatic “normalization” with Washington, which has stalled in recent years.
Our Work in Cuba
In the face of heightened repression of human rights activists, widespread media censorship, and a critical humanitarian crisis, Freedom House supports Venezuelan organizations to serve as effective human rights watchdogs, to sustain and strengthen domestic independent media, and to raise awareness of Venezuela’s complex crisis at the international level, including the United Nations.
To learn more about Freedom House's work in the region, visit our Latin America and the Caribbean programs page.
Freedom in the World — Cuba Country Report
Cuba is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2021, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Cuba Country Report
Cuba is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
Cuba: Government Must Cease Repression of Critics
April 9, 2021
Deep Concern as Cuba is Reelected to UN Human Rights Council
October 13, 2020
Cuba: Authorities Must Cease Harassment of UNPACU Activists and Organization’s Leader Jose Daniel Ferrer
September 23, 2020
Apoyo internacional a la petición para declarar inconstitucional el Decreto Ley 370 en Cuba.
June 16, 2020
International support for the petition to declare Decree-Law 370 unconstitutional in Cuba
June 16, 2020
Cuba: Comunicado contra la aplicación del decreto ley 370
May 6, 2020