“I think everything in Cuba is worse.”
is where the Ladies in White [Damas de Blanco in Spanish] movement began. From that meeting in the church. We prayed. We prayed to Santa Rita and then start
vana]. The Ladies [in White or Damas de Blanco in Spanish] met and other women joined us. We had seven days of events and seven days of repression, but we wo
ders of the Ladies in White or Damas de Blanco in Spanish. The Ladies in White, a civil society organization founded by the mothers, spouses and daughters of
“I will not leave until I see your father.”
“Not being afraid. Not shrinking, breathing and saying that everything is fine.”
When we - the Ladies in White [Damas de Blanco in Spanish] movement of 2003 - began to organize ourselves, we decided to meet in Havana. In fact, many famili
“The visit of His Holiness John Paul II at that time was scary for the regime.”
“Nothing is forever and someday it has to change.”
ement, the Ladies in White [or Damas de Blanco in Spanish] of which I am a member. [The Union Patriotica de Cuba or Patriotic Union of Cuba is a civil societ
Alejandrina discusses modern technology in Cuba.
“Milk is scarce, there is no meat, soap is scarce, oil is scarce.”
“They even seized my wedding photos so that not even the memory would remain.”
“In our nation there is nothing. Everything is destroyed. Families do not live in peace.”
Alejandrina explores the socio-economic challenges of Cubans.
Alejandrina discusses her background.
“We were placed in separate cells where the mosquitoes and rats crawled on top of us at night.”
“Anyone who is linked to the opposition doesn’t have a job and risks going to prison.”
“That is why we followed Gandhi’s example.”
“We have been denied freedom.”