BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
Cuban dissident Antonio G. Rodiles said Tuesday his Estado de SATS movement is trying to knit together a network of domestic and exile opposition forces that will facilitate the nation’s transition to democracy.
Washington should maintain the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, he said during an interview with journalists from The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, and Raúl Castro’s economic reforms are “minuscule maneuvers.”
Rodiles, who left Cuba in 1998 but returned in 2007 after living in Mexico and starting a doctorate in mathematics at Florida State University, is the fifth blogger or leading dissident to visit Miami since the Cuban government eased its migration controls in January.
The 40-year-old, who was detained for 19 days last year on charges of resisting arrest, said he plans to return to Havana in early May, then leave the island again for a trip to Spain, Sweden and perhaps some former Soviet Bloc nations. Continue reading
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