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News not published in Cuba: Eloisa Lezama Lima

Posted in Pedro Luis, Translator: ricote on March 30, 2010 by Pedro Luis

This past Friday Professor Eloisa Lezama Lima, age 91, died in Miami, according to the writer José Prats Sariol.  Her burial, also in Miami, took place last Saturday. The sister of the author of Paradiso, Eloisa Lezama Lima left the country in 1961. The letters that her brother wrote her from Havana, published by her, constitute an indispensable source for the biography of the poet, whose centennial is celebrated this year.  In Cuba the news was not published.

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Lech Walesa’s Solidarity with Cuba

Posted in Pedro Luis, Translator: ricote on March 22, 2010 by Pedro Luis

Madrid.  (EFE).- Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will attend a seminar in Madrid in which he will offer an analysis of the political situation in Cuba,  and  express  support for the dissident movement on the island.

The forum, titled “”Europeans  in solidarity with Cuba”, is organized by the Walesa Foundation and will be held from the 26th to the 27th with the participation of diverse figures linked to the opposition of the Castro regime.

Walesa, 66, will participate in the closing panel in which the experience of Poland in the struggle against communism will be analyzed.

The former President of Poland from 1990-1995, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, first  achieved international  recognition during his leadership of the movement Solidarity, the labor union which eventually brought about the arrival of democracy in Poland.

Amongst  the participants in the seminar will be the Cuban writer Raúl Rivero; Blanca Reyes, the representative of the Ladies of White in Spain; and Carlos Payá, the spokesperson of the Christian Liberation Movement  in Spain

The participation by telephone of two of the standard bearers  of the democratic movement in Cuba, the blogger Yoani Sanchez, and the spokesperson for the Commission of Human Rights and National Reconciliation, Elizardo Sánchez, is also expected.   EFE

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