MIAMI, United States. – The young Darisleni Fuentes Infante, 32, was murdered by her ex-partner on March 19 in Pesquería, a town belonging to the Baraguá municipality, in Ciego de Ávila, according to confirmed on social media the Gender Observatory of taut wings (OGAT).
According to that source, who was able to verify the information “through contact with the victim’s relatives,” the attacker had a history of sexist violence.
Fuentes Infante, who is the nineteenth victim of a femicide so far in 2023 in Cuba, is survived by a 14-year-old boy, OGAT also detailed.
In barely 11 weeks, the press and independent observatories they have been able to register more than half of total known femicides in 2022. And it is hardly an underreporting: it is not possible to know how many women have died for issues associated with gender, since the Cuban government does not make the statistics transparent or tell the stories of murdered women.
So far, in 13 of the 15 provinces of the country, at least one femicide has been reported during 2023.
From 2019 to the present, the feminist platform YoSíTeCreo in Cuba has been able to register 132 femicides in the country, which is considered an underreporting due to the lack of official data.
In the next display, CubaNet presents brief profiles with the known data of the victims of the femicides reported in Cuba so far this year. This is a visualization that we hope we don’t have to add new names to.