Huber Matos-The struggle continues, long live a free Cuba 3/13/2014

Huber Matos

Huber Matos

Huber Matos (26 November 1918 – 27 February 2014) was a Cuban dissident activist and writer. Previously, he had been a revolutionary who assisted Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and other members of the 26th of July Movement (M-26-7) in successfully overthrowing the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista as part of the Cuban Revolution. Matos had opposed Batista since the general’s effective coup in 1952, which he regarded as unconstitutional, but became increasingly critical of the movement’s shift towards Marxist principles, and closening ties with leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). Convicted of “treason and sedition” by the new Castro regime, he would spend 20 years in prison (1959–1979) before being released in 1979.

Celebrating Life in Union, narrated by Andy Garcia is a one-hour documentary about a group of cuban former political prisoners who fought with Fidel Castro, and later after Huber Matos, the third high ranking officer of the Fidel Castro revolution resigned, these men fought against Fidel Castro and were jailed, abuse and tortured. 

Producer of Celebrating Life in Union, Gladys Bensimon shares the similarities of what occured in Cuba 1959 and the atrocieties the Venezuelan people are undergoing right now.



Abner Cobos 02/06/2010

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Abner Cobos nació en la hermosa ciudad de Maracaibo-Venezuela el 6 de Octubre. Es un artista, cantautor de baladas, inspirado en el estilo romántico y sonido armonioso de grandes artistas tales como Luis Miguel, Ricardo Montaner, y Franco de Vita, entre otros. Aunado a esto, su herencia musical despertó en él ese gran deseo de cantar y compartir con otros su talento artístico para marcar con su voz y estilo personal algo nuevo y diferente a la industria discográfica, y a todo ese público ávido de una música que llene sus expectativas y cale en sus sentimientos profundamente. Actualmente, Abner se radica en la Florida Central, y reside en la ciudad de Orlando. Desde muy joven, comienza a despertar en él una inmensa pasión por la música, y comienza a producir y escribir sus canciones; un don innato que le ha traido como consecuencia que un público extenso se acerque a disfrutar de su talento.