Monday, October 14, 2013

Exiled dissidents discuss joining forces

Exiled Cuban dissidents gathered Sunday in Miami to talk about ways to unite opposition to Cuba's socialist government. The event was called "Primer Encuentro Fraternal de Opositores Cubanos." I am writing a story about the meeting for Cuba News.
Participants included Darsi Ferret, Francisco Chaviano, Pedro Pablo Álvarez, a dozen members of Las Damas de Blanco, including Josefa López and Matilde Jerez, and brothers Miguel, Ariel and Guido Sigler.

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4 comments:

Laz Red said...

well done but i missed the captions

Tracey Eaton said...

you're right... captions would be nice...

Moses said...

It would interesting to know how many of those in attendance are agents for Cuban intelligence services. Also, if there wasn't a file opened on each one of the 'dissidents' before this meeting, you can be sure the Castro will open one now. It sounds hyper-paranoid but Cuban security services have historically been quite effective in infiltrating anti-Castro groups both inside and outside the island. Unlike other conflicts where there are distinguishing physical, religious, or cultural characteristics which separate opposing sides, anti-Castristas and regime sycophants look and act alike. The real advantage anti-Castristas have is time. The Castro dictatorship is old and near the end of their reign. Planning regime change is useful but ultimately, time will have its way anyway.

Tracey Eaton said...

thanks for your comment, Moses... a Cuban I know swore that one of the attendees was someone who was a security agent some 15 years ago. the Cuban did not know if this individual still did that sort of work.