Cuba’s Ladies in White leader Berta Soler in Miami

Coverage of Cuba’s Ladies in White leader Berta Soler’s visit to Miami.

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Ladies in White and their spokeswoman Berta Soler held vigil for martyrs
Yolanda Huerga, Ladies in White spokeswoman in the United States introduces Berta Soler

Ladies in White and their spokeswoman Berta Soler held vigil for Cuban martyrs this late afternoon in Merrick Park in Coral Gables.

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The AP via the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Leader of Cuban opposition group visits Fla. exiles

Rights honoree wants a nation without Castros

CORAL GABLES, Fla. The leader of a Cuban opposition group awarded Europe’s top human-rights prize spoke against the Castro brothers during a visit Saturday to Miami, where the exile community received her message with enthusiastic applause.

“We want a Cuba in which liberty exists,” Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in White, said. “Where there is democracy. And where there is respect for human rights. And also, we are fighting pacifically for a Cuba without the Castros.”

The wife of a former political prisoner traveled to the United States after receiving the Sakharov Prize with other members of the Ladies in White on Tuesday in Brussels. She met with Cuban-American political leaders in Washington and spent Saturday with exiles in Miami. On Saturday, Soler called the economic and social reforms instituted by Raul Castro “cosmetic.” The changes have expanded private enterprise and legalized a real estate market.

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