Alfredo Felipe Fuentes

Alfredo Felipe Fuentes, an economist by training, began working for the Cuban independent press in 1991. He was given 26 years in prison in 2003 for violating Article 91 of the Cuban penal code and acting against "the independence or the territorial integrity of the state."

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Haunted by cancer after Cuba's Black Spring

April 2, 2013 3:31 PM ET

As the world welcomes celebrated Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez on her first international tour in a decade, we must also remember journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who continues to be confined not only to the island nation, but to a prison cell in Havana Province....

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From a Cuban youth movement, to journalism, to jail

May 25, 2011 10:40 AM ET

I joined the political civilist youth movement in 1991. Curiously, what I remember most from that period is how my apprehensions led me to disguise myself with a hat and glasses when traveling from my town of Artemisa to Havana to meet with other activists. These feelings of fear,...

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