The Cuban opposition won this round, one to zero.
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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.
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.
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.
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