Four of the most powerful voices in the Cuban opposition -- the former "black spring" prisoners of conscience Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Ivan Hernandez and Felix Navarro -- traveled to the United States last week to meet with supporters and to spread their message.
If they return to Cuba -- and there is no reason to believe they won't -- this may be the only time the Castro dictatorship allows them to travel, as they remain on "parole" since their release from prison in 2011. The parole left them as prisoners in their own country, but they were recently informed they would have one chance, and one chance only, to travel overseas.
What Biscet, Ferrer, Navarro and Hernandez did and say during their respective visits to the U.S., you can read elsewhere. (Like here, here and here.) As giants of the struggle for Cuban freedom, they are deserving of your time and attention.
That they are free, at least for now, to comment on events in Cuba and how Cubans are resisting the Castro dictatorship, is very satisfying for this blog and others who have worked so diligently to make sure they are forgotten. In a struggle that has seen so few victories, that is something worth celebrating.