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Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

HRD, Visual Artist & General Coordinator
San Isidro Collective

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is a visual artist and human rights defender from Cuba. He is the general coordinator of the San Isidro Collective, a group of artists formed in 2018 to promote freedom of expression and cultural rights in light of the restrictions brought by the Decree 349. Over the past years, he has been using art and cultural expressions to reflect questionings into human rights violations on freedom of expression by the Cuban goverment.


Human rights defenders remain vigilant, even if they are hopeful for change, and the government has yet to prove a commitment to human rights. The Cuban government controls all the media and those who advocate for freedom of expression are being constantly targeted for their legitimate human rights work