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Opening of Laura Pollán Library
March 20, 2017
It contains books on Cuba, democracy, human rights, transitions, authoritarianism and totalitarianism. The catalogue is available on the internet and copies can be consulted in CADAL’s headquarters by appointment.
 

In the presence of Jorge Olivera Castillo, Cuban writer and former political prisoner, CADAL opened in its headquarters a library specialized in Cuba, democracy, human rights, transitions, authoritarianism and totalitarianism.

Jorge Olivera Castillo en la sede de CADAL

The library bears the name of Laura Pollán, one of the founders of “Las Damas de Blanco”, including wives, mothers and daughters of Cuban political prisoners arrested during the repressive wave of March 18th 2003, known as Cuba’s “Black Spring”.

Laura Pollán

Pollán was born on 13 February 1948, in Manzanillo, Cuba, and died on 14 October 2011 in Havana. Her cause of death is still unclear, although the medical report says it was from respiratory failure.

Video Jorge Olivera Castillo