The Statue of Liberty in "El Malecon"

The Statue of Liberty in "El Malecon"

Lonely and alone she stands her solitary vigil over the Malecón.   Poor in materials when compared to her northern inspiration she is powerful in spirit and echoes our best aspirations. The anonymous artist whose hands molded her shouts a cry for freedom. 

Freedom denied to the Cuban people for more than fifty years by the thousands of political prisoners and executions of Castro’s dynasty.  This half a century of decay has broken the country’s cities and towns but not Cubans’ opposition to tyranny and their quest for freedom.

CUBA: Video of arrest / LADIES IN WHITE - MAY 1, 2016

Below, a short video sent from Havana by Angel Moya, an ex Cuban political prisoner and husband of Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, that shows the repression against members of this female group and against human rights defenders this past Sunday, May 1, 2016 as they left their headquarters for mass. Not one Lady in White was able to reach the Church of Santa Rita de Casia to attend mass. 

Laida A. Carro/ Human Rights Defender, Coalition of Cuban-American Women