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Cuba: Outrage, disbelief over latest dissident arrests

CARACAS — Cuban authorities on Thursday arrested blogger Yoani Sanchez along with about 20 other members of the country’s opposition, in what was her second detainment in just over a month.

Can Cuba bear another martyr?

Dissident Oswaldo Paya is rattling the island, even in his death.
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A nun holds a portrait of Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Paya during his funeral ceremony, on July 24, 2012 at Cristobal Colon cemetery in Havana. (Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)
Whether he could have launched a Velvet Revolution like his late Czech friend Vaclav Havel did will remain forever a mystery. But even in death, Oswaldo Paya, the prominent Cuban dissident who died in a questionable car crash Sunday, still appears to be rattling the island.
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