This one in particular took some guts to state:
o Gisela Delgado [from Havana], leader of the Independent Libraries Project and wife of dissident H?ctor Palacios, who is serving a 25-year prison term: This has been 45 years of human-rights violations. The bastions of public health and education have crumbled: Hospitals have no medications, and the schools lack professors. The socialist system has turned into anguish for the Cuban people. . . . Free medicine and education should not bar freedom of expression.
Heh. Revolution: evolution in reverse.