Cuban blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo detained, tweets Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez tweeted earlier today that Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo has been detained by Cuban authorities. Apparently, as he was being arrested, he had the good sense to dial her number and leave his cell phone in his pocket so she could listen in.

Yoani is now in the process of tracking Orlando down, going from police station to police station (and getting the run-around).

Follow Yoani on Twitter here (for her original Spanish tweets) or here (for tweets translated into English).

Follow Orlando here.

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UPDATE:  Orlando and Silvia, his girlfriend who was also detained, were released at 11 p.m. last night, according to Yoani.

Yoani Sanchez tweets that Orland Pardo is freed

One Cuba’s L for Libertad campaign – The first photos are in… and also a shirt

The first solidarity photos have begun to roll in at the One Cuba Facebook page — including some from the Babalú family:

Ziva L for Libertad - One Cuba solidarity campaign

Maggie L for Libertad - One Cuba solidarity campaign

If you haven’t sent us a photo of yourself making the L for Libertad, there are a few different ways to do that.

Finally, Miami-based artist, award-winning animator and friend of One Cuba Emilio Carnero has taken it upon himself to design this incredible t-shirt.

L for Libertad - One Cuba solidarity campaign T-shirt by Emilio Carnero

Emilio will also be donating $1 from the sale of every L for Libertad shirt to One Cuba. This will help us cover some of our small software expenses. You can get yours at ShopToxico.com.

One Cuba’s new campaign. A simple gesture for a simple message: Libertad.

Many of you will remember the One Cuba campaign petitioning Pope Benedict XVI to meet with human rights leaders in Cuba. In terms of making the struggle for liberty in Cuba a part of the narrative in places where it might otherwise not have been, the campaign was a resounding success.

I’d like to invite all ofyou to take part in our new campaign. It’s an opportunity for all of us to make a simple gesture of solidarity with the Cuban people.

Here’s a video we just posted to the One Cuba Facebook page.

You can get more information (and a Spanish summary of the project) here.

Thanks again to all of you for helping to make our last campaign a success. This one will be an ongoing effort. Your support, participation and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated.

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