Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mario Vargas Llosa backs Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá

Mario Vargas Llosa. Photo: The Guardian
Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa supports Oswaldo Payá's candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize, CubaEncuentro reported Tuesday.
Vargas Llosa said in a letter released Tuesday:
I think the admirable work that Oswaldo Payá has carried out peacefully for many years for human rights and freedom in Cuba, for which he has suffered so many abuses and persecution, has earned the respect and admiration of the entire democratic world.
Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. The writer expressed his solidarity with the "courageous commitment " of Payá's Varela Project.
Oswaldo Payá
Hear Payá offer his views on U.S. policy toward Cuba and other topics in 30-minute video on the Cuba Money Project's Vimeo channel.

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