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Laura Pollan

First Anniversary of the Death of Laura Pollan

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.14.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

When her husband was arrested during the so-called Black Spring of 2003, Laura Pollan's life experienced a radical change. She rose from anonymity and domestic routine to be at the center of praise from democratizing forces and insults from the official press.

2011 in Cuba, a Year Already Remote

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

On Saint Sylvester night few homes displayed parties or music, at least in Havana. But I felt relief that the year was ending. Of 2011, with its advances overstated by propaganda and its setbacks silenced, once was enough.

Laura Pollan, Lady in White, Dies in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Among the most notable signs of the Cuban government's pettiness is its failure to respect a political adversary, even when she is dying.

Ladies In White Leader Passes Away, Opposition Group Vows To Fight On

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 12.16.2011 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's Ladies in White have vowed to keep protesting against the island's communist-run government despite the death of their late founder a...

Cuban Dissidents Mourn Passing Of Ladies In White Founder

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba's tiny dissident community gathered on Saturday to mourn the loss of one of its most prominent leaders, Ladies in White founder an...

Cubans Rally Around Laura Pollan, Founder of the Ladies in White

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.09.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Those demonized by partisan publications are thus transformed into admired beings -- albeit in a whisper -- and even those fired from the government apparatus acquire a certain aura of appeal.

Ladies In White Dissident Leader Reportedly In Intensive Care

AP | By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

HAVANA -- The founder of a prominent Cuban dissident group, the Ladies in White, was hospitalized for acute respiratory problems and was in intensive ...

Crowd Blocks Cuban Dissident Group From Leaving Home

AP | By PETER ORSI | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

HAVANA -- A raucous pro-government crowd shouting insults and slogans blocked a group of Cuban dissidents from launching a protest march in Havana on ...

Just Following Orders

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

An acquaintance of my mother, who lives very near to a Lady in White, told her that they are under orders not to assault these women in light clothing with gladioli in their hands.

Cuban Regime Is the True Prisoner of Its Own Terror

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Black Spring 75, civic fighter Orlando Zapata, political prisoners and those who are disobedient are free. The Cuban regime is today the real prisoner, locked up in the very repression it generates.