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A Great Couple, in Peril

For more than a few years on this site, I have spoken of a man known as Antúnez — he is a Cuban former political prisoner. He is a liberal democrat — and a brave, principled, unyielding man. His wife, Iris, is his equal. And she herself now faces imprisonment. It started when she asked the Revolutionary Police to stop beating a man and take him to the hospital. The police called her a “black monkey,” among other lovely things. The sheer racism of the Cuban regime is very little known off the shores of that island. Of course, a lot of things about Cuba are not very well known.

If you’d like to read about Iris Pérez Aguilera and her current predicament, go here or here. She and Antúnez are one of the most amazing couples around.


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