October 1, 2016

Cuba: Guillermo Fariñas is dying.

Guillermo Fariñas receiving on July 3, 2013 the 2010 Sakharov prize, a top human rights prize

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas demands the right to publicly oppose the government without being repressed; he is putting his life on the line in what may very likely be his last hunger strike. He is now on the 49th day of a hunger strike.

The outlook for both Fariñas and human rights in Cuba is dismal.

I must clarify: This is a most distressful post to write. All the same, the Obama administration’s insistence on doing business with the military regime is enabling the continuing repression of the Cuban people.

Cuban blogs are covering the Fariñas story. Most major media are ignoring it.

Here are a few links:
A Hunger Strike in Cuba That Should Matter to All of Us

Photos of the day: Fariñas visited by Antúnez

Obama Adds Insult to the Injury of His Cuba Policy

Rather Than Demand to End State Violence, Advocates Demand End to Cuba’s Dissident’s Hunger Strike – International community calls on Guillermo Fariñas to end hunger strike

Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog.

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Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She blogs at Fausta’s blog on American and Latin American politics, news, current events and culture.