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Cuban Dissident Ends Hunger Strike as Arrests Double in August

Cuban dissident Jorge Cervantes, who has been in police custody since Aug. 22, ended the hunger strike he has been pursuing for 13 days to demand his release, his mother told Efe on Tuesday. "The family asked him for the favor of suspending the (hunger) strike because he would be one more casualty," Alba Verdecia said by telephone from her house in Las Tunas, 690 kilometers (428 miles) east of Havana. continue reading »