Recognize that Cuba’s Future Is Inside Cuba
I write my humble recommendations to the new President-elect and to others who will read this essay as an activist who has spent more than 17 years of uninterrupted confinement in filthy jails simply for expressing my desire for change. The reforms that I have advocated are the same as those that were demanded in Central Europe in public squares and streets two decades ago. And it is with this experience that I urge you to remember that the hope for change in Cuba is still alive.
Geographic proximity, the close historical ties uniting the American and Cuban people, and above all the unavoidable influence that the
As a peaceful democracy and human-rights activist, I believe…