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Jose Daniel Ferrer

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.

Challenging Cuba's Totalitarian State From the Left

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This country, stuck in political inertia, needs to get moving, urgently needs to embark on the path of pluralism and democracy. Cuba must begin to move.

José Daniel Ferrer, Former Cuban Black Spring Prisoner, on Hunger Strike After New Arrest

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

His drawing power, and the respect many have for him, comes also from his perseverance and, in particular, from the fact that he is quicker to embrace than to distrust. He has become a human bridge between several citizen projects and, right now, that makes him a sharp stone in the Cuban government's shoe.

The Pope Has Left Cuba, But the Repression Continues

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Only when the pope's plane took off did they begin the releases from the cells and reconnect some of the mobile phones that had been "out of service." It seemed that by Saturday or Sunday, the exhaustion of the forces of repression would give us a break.