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Jorge Vazquez Chaviano

Maydelis González Almeida, member of the dissident Cuban Reflection Movement and resident of Quemado de Guines, in Cuba’s central Villa Clara province, sent this brief video straight from the island today, Thursday February 28th, where various dissidents take to the street of that town to demand “human rights for all Cubans“.  The march coincided with [...] Continue reading
Between the days of January 19th and 22nd, state sponsored violence against the Cuban opposition aggressively increased in different parts of the country. Some of the aggressions started on Saturday 19th, the year anniversary of the death of Wilman Villar Mendoza, a dissident who spent more than 50 days on hunger strike demanding his release [...] Continue reading
During the afternoon hours of October 20th, dissident leader Jorge Luis García Pérez ‘Antúnez’, published a photo on his Twitter account (@antunezcuba) of a reunion taking place in the city of Santa Clara, in Villa Clara province, at the home of renown  activist Idania Yánez Contreras. Also present in that meeting was recently released dissident Jorge Vázquez Chaviano, [...] Continue reading
The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, a coalition of more than 50 pro-freedom organizations in and out of Cuba, has invited the public to assist a vigil, in Miami, in solidarity with the more than 25 hunger strikers throughout the island who are demanding freedom for political prisoner Jorge Vazquez Chaviano and an end to [...] Continue reading
Vía Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU): This march took place in Altamira, Santiago de Cuba, and was in solidarity with the more then 25 hunger strikers in all of Cuba who are risking their lives to demand freedom for political prisoner Jorge Vazquez Chaviano and calling on an end to repression against the internal opposition.  Among [...] Continue reading
When Jorge Vazquez Chaviano stepped out of his house in Sagua la Grande, Villa Clara on the morning of March 27th, 2012, on his way to the city of Havana to assist the Mass offered by Pope Benedict XVI, he knew he was running serious risks.  A few days prior to that date, he had [...] Continue reading