Religious freedom conditions in Cuba continue to trend negatively. The new constitution has changed religious freedom protections, and the government aggressively targets religious leaders who oppose these changes. The Cuban government employs persistent harassment and intimidation campaigns against religious leaders. Common tactics include threats, short-term detentions, travel restrictions and violence against some religious leaders.
Source: Archbishop of Havana Juan de la Caridad Garcia Rodriguez takes part in the procession to honor the Virgin of The Charity of El Cobre, the country's patron saint, in Havana, REUTERS / Medina