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Miami: Berta Soler to pay tribute to Laura Pollan, together with the exile community

Miami is getting ready to welcome Berta Soler.

Soler, representative of the Ladies in White, will participate in a heartfelt tribute to Laura Pollan (fallen leader of the Ladies) and all the victims of the Cuban dictatorship this Saturday, 27th of April, in Coral Gables (Miami) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Merrick Park, in front of the Coral Gables Town Hall Building, on LeJeune Road and Miracle Mile.

The representation of the Ladies in White in the United States has invited all Cuban organizations and individuals to this event which is being described as a “vigil-encounter”.

After the mysterious death of Laura Pollan in 2011, numerous members of the exile community in Miami met at the same park to carry out a vigil in honor of the leader of the Ladies in White.

Berta Soler will participate in Mass at la Ermita de la Caridad, the emblematic sanctuary of the Cuban exile, located at 3609 South Miami Avenue, at 12:30 PM on Sunday, April 28th.

In 2010, more than 100,000 people marched down Miami’s famous 8th Street in a display of support with the Ladies in White after musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan convoked the demonstration. It is expected that numerous people will participate in the events with Soler this weekend to display their solidarity with these women who march Sunday after Sunday for the freedom of all political prisoners and the freedom of Cuba.

Berta Soler will also offer a press conference in the University of Miami on Saturday morning.

On Sunday the 28th at 9 AM, Soler will participate alongside Reina Luisa Tamayo, mother of assassinated political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, in a public event in tribute to the martyr.  It will be take place at Triangle Park, located on Okeechobee Road and Palm Avenue, in Hialeah, 33010, in front of the Zapata memorial statue.

The Lady in White has already been in different countries denouncing the repressive situation against the internal opposition. As soon as she arrived in Spain, Soler declared that her purpose was not to travel, but instead to condemn the Cuban dictatorship for the deaths of Laura Pollan, Oswaldo Paya, Harold Cepero and so many other martyrs.

As more public events with Soler in Miami are announced, this post will be updated.

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2 responses to “Miami: Berta Soler to pay tribute to Laura Pollan, together with the exile community

  1. Pingback: Ladies in White leader Berta Soler will join Cuban exiles in paying tribute to Laura Pollan in Miami | Babalú Blog

  2. Cusi Gonzalez April 27, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Welcome to Miami Berta Soler and Ladies in White. My utmost respect and love to these very brave and dignified Ladies. We will never forget Laura Pollan.

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