Gloria Estefan to march for Cuban Ladies in White
The Associated Press
MIAMI -- Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan is calling for
a march in solidarity with Cuban dissidents.
Estefan hopes to lead a group of supporters through Miami's Little
Havana neighborhood Thursday afternoon to honor Cuba's Ladies in White -
the mothers and wives of some 75 dissidents arrested during a 2003
The event comes a week after pro-government groups surrounded the Ladies
as they marched through Havana to mark the anniversary of that
crackdown. Estefan called on participants to dress in white, walk in
silence and hold flowers in the style of the Cuban group.
International attention has focused on Cuba's human rights record since
the death of one dissident hunger striker last month and the
hospitalization of another.