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Cuban blogger says news of dissident arrests prior to Obama's visit was kept quiet

Elaine Díaz, a writer for the Cuban blog, La polémica Digital, spoke to Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez from Havana about President Barack Obama’s visit to the island. She also said that news of dissidents’ arrests on the island prior to Obama’s arrival was limited, and most people were unaware of the situation. The group—called Ladies in White—were protesting to demand improved human rights from the Cuban government, and called for the release of political prisoners.

Cuban blogger says news of dissident arrests prior to Obama's visit was kept quiet

Elaine Díaz, a writer for the Cuban blog, La polémica Digital, spoke to Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez from Havana about President Barack Obama’s visit to the island. She also said that news of dissidents’ arrests on the island prior to Obama’s arrival was limited, and most people were unaware of the situation. The group—called Ladies in White—were protesting to demand improved human rights from the Cuban government, and called for the release of political prisoners.

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