I was shocked as I walked through the Ft. Lauderdale Airport this morning and saw a huge Cuban flag on the cover of the Herald, given their tumultuous history with the Cuban-American community. But, sure enough, there it was. So I paid my 25 cents and read a great article on Las Damas De Blanco.
The Herald interviewed Yolanda Huerga about how and why Las Damas De Blanco formed and the response on the island. The headline reads: “As long as there are political prisoners in Cuba, Las Damas De Blanco human rights group will continue on a march.”
The article can be found here.
My favorite quote:
“Many Cubans support Las Damas’ mission, though they’re careful about showing it in a country with a government that does not tolerate much dissent.
‘We’ll be walking down the street and someone will pat us on the back,’ Huerga said. ‘Of course, as they do, they look side to side to make sure no one else sees them.'”
It’s more like “does not tolerate ANY dissent” but, hey, it’s the Herald.