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Hunger Strikes: Do They Work or Not?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Cuban opposition won this round, one to zero.

30 Cuban Hunger Strikers Win Release of an Opponent

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Although the neighborhood was calm, cars parked on both sides of the street sheltered men who closely inspected everyone who approached. Inside the house the feeling was one of relief, of victory.

Health of Prominent Cuban Hunger Striker Martha Beatriz Roque Is Deteriorating Rapidly

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I visited Martha at her home in the capital neighborhood of Santo Suarez and witnessed firsthand her physical deterioration. Dry lips, sallow skin and trembling limbs were some of the symptoms of the famous economist.

25 Cuban Dissidents Launch a Hunger Strike

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

As of Wednesday afternoon a total of 21 men and four women were among those refusing to ingest food. Nine of them are in prison.