Flavia Herrera RodríguezAge 30
22 Jun 2023
Havana, La Habana (Cuba)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/22-Jun-2023/Flávia Herrera Rodríguez
Flavia died in what were apparently suspicious circumstances. The community group Yo Sí Te Creo believes that her death may have beenn a femicide.
The independent platform Yo Sí Te Creo in Cuba affirmed this Thursday that the death of the trans woman Flavia Herrera Rodriguez on June 22 in Havana could be a femicide, and demanded that the authorities investigate the case.
That organization had asked for help through its social media channels to determine the cause of death of La Veneno, as her acquaintances called her, who was a native of Caibarién, Villa Clara, but lived in the country’s capital.
The platform explained on Facebook that it has only been able to conclude that the 30-year-old died “mysteriously” on June 22, 2023, in an unspecified place in Havana, and that everything points to “some kind of femicide.”
Based on this case, which the feminist organization has been investigating since last month without much results, its members highlighted the need to have access to the opinions made by Legal Medicine.
Herrera Rodríguez’s body was analyzed by experts in Havana and in Caibarién, Villa Clara, where hr family lives, and there has been no access to the conclusions, the publication indicates.
In this regard, it calls on the citizens and the families of the victims to provide information to clarify cases such as Flavia’s, “due to the specific vulnerabilities to femicide violence of trans women in Cuba.”