I recently attended the Abogacia 2015 conference in Cuba with 700 other lawyers, 150 of them foreigners. This was my sixth trip to Cuba since early May 2002 (the same week Osvaldo Payá took his Proyecto Varela before Cuba’s national legislature), the first time I returned to the island I left when I was eight years old.
From the very first one of those trips, I have established contacts and have had direct interaction with my Cuban colleagues. Through those contacts, I have been able to follow, as closely as I can from afar, the development of Cuban laws (the same laws Payá’s Varela Project wisely and boldly compelled the Cuban government to enforce and/or adjust for the benefit of all Cubans). [Read more…]