Acts of courage
From Free Thoughts (emphasis mine),
A Cuban dissident shows his right arm tattooed with North American landmarks, ‘The Statue of Liberty’ and Twin Towers, outside a fruit orchard on the outskirts of Havana where an unprecedented meeting to push for democratic changes takes place, May 20, 2005. Some 200 opponents of President Fidel Castro gathered on the outskirts of Havana and demanded the release of Cuba’s political prisioners. Cuba’s Communist government expelled a Czech senator and a German legislator and detained an Italian and three Polish journalists sent to report the event.
Hans is posting on the photo. Roger L. Simon asks, Wouldn’t it be amazing if Cuba turned democratic before Castro died?. That’s a long ways away, as Castro’s secret police crack down on democracy campaign, and not only on the Cubans:
Five European legislators, with several journalists and human rights activists from the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy, were seized. At least six Poles were believed to be in Cuban jails.
Val Prieto‘s liveblogging the Cuba Nostalgia Convention from Miami. Don’t miss it.