Readers of this column are well familiar with the Ladies in White. They are a Cuban human-rights group whose members have loved ones in prison, or once did. The ladies march silently through the streets, hold candlelight vigils, and so on. They have been subjected to vicious attack — including physical attack — by state security and the mobs it whips up. They are incredibly brave women. They act as though they had nothing more to lose.
In a column a couple of weeks ago, I wrote, “Remember and bless the name Laura Pollán.” It was she who founded the Ladies in White. I was shocked to read, three days ago, of her death. She was 63. (For an Associated Press report, go here.)
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