Juan Carlos Chavez, El Nuevo Herald
The Ladies in White, mothers and wives of political prisoners, made ??an urgent appeal Wednesday to the international community to denounce the Cuban government’s crackdown against dozens of opponents and activists in the east of the island. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., State Department spokesman Mark Toner demanded the immediate release of those detained in recent days.
In a statement signed by Ladies in White leader Berta Soler called for condemnation of the “ferocity” with which authorities acted to silence critical voices.
Meanwhile in Washington, Toner criticized the lack of security and vigilance toward peaceful opponents....