Fighting for Florida

On Saturday morning, one week after the untimely death of Ladies In White leader Laura Pollán, Senator Rubio spoke to democracy activists in Cuba by telephone from the Cuban Democratic Directorate in Miami. During the phone call, the Senator spoke with Berta Soler, the new leader of the Ladies in White, and Jorge Luis García Pérez, “Antúnez,” a former political prisoner. In speaking with them, Rubio reaffirmed his commitment to support the activists’ calls for democracy and the defense of human rights in Cuba.

Read El Nuevo Herald’s coverage of the event and watch video here.

Senator Rubio showing a photo of Berta Soler.
Cuban Democratic Directorate Miami Phone Conference

Senator Rubio holding a picture of former political prisoner, Jorge Luis García Pérez.
Cuban Democratic Directorate Miami Phone Conference