“This is a fallacy, that having economic relationships bring freedom and democracy.”
“Let them know that in our minds an in our hearts, above all else, there is forgiveness.”
Tells how pro-democracy activists teach young people in Cuba about Martin Luther King and Lech Walesa.
“Why don’t we have Internet access in Cuba? . . . Cutting-edge technology is a menace to the Cuban government.”
On prominent visitors from democratic countries who have met with the five Cuban government agents convicted of crimes in the United States, but not with imprisoned Cuban democracy activists or their families.
“The Spanish government, knowing that the Cuban government is a proud and arrogant one, knew how to handle the situation when I was released in 2004.”Spanish government, knowing that the Cuban government is a proud and arrogant one, knew how to handle the s
“The Cuban government always calls the activists mercenaries, and it uses the help of the United States as an argument to apply more repression.”
Valladares laments the “double standard” United Nations bodies have applied to human rights violations.
“Don’t lose hope. The future is ours. Democracy is the future of mankind.”
The effects of assistance provided to the Cuban government by foreign governments and companies.
“Solidarity from international organizations, governments, and the press, that means protection for the life of the political prisoner.”
How the internet and other modern technologies have made it more difficult for the world to ignore atrocities against prisoners of conscience.
Armando Valladares remembers his 22 years in Cuban prisons.
on on Human Rights, the Secretary of State of the Spanish government, Fernando Morán, issued a statement saying that Spain had no evidence of human ri
How the Castro regime terrorizes the Cuban population to create the illusion of widespread support for the government.
“Humanity shouldn’t allow that indifferent behavior toward others’ pain.”
“There is a secret family of victims of totalitarianism, which can be the families in Burma or the victims in North Korea or in Iran or in Cuba . . . . We feel a special bond with them because we belong to the same family.”
How U.S. assistance enables democracy activists to communicate with their fellow Cubans and with the world about what is happening in Cuba.
Discusses the importance of nonviolence.
Recalling his motivation to found Genercion de los Puentes.