Pedro Pablo Pulido Ortega is a Cuban freedom fighter.
Even after Pulido, now 40, escaped Fidel Castro's island prison, riding a raft to freedom in America his love of Cuba, and freedom for his nation never wavered. In America, he trained to take his country back, developing skills he first learned as a soldier in the Cuban army. Pulido even spent two years in an American prison, after he was convicted of trying to smuggle weapons to the island.
After his parole, he re-entered Cuba, and in February 1996, he was arrested by Castro's goons. Two years later he was convicted of rebellion and other "acts against the state," and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
CubaPP.info states of Pulido:
Since the beginning of Castro’s tyrannical regime, Cubans throughout the World have confronted it. This is the case of Pulido Ortega, who even after he was living in Miami, did not hesitate and returned to Cuba to help end Fidel Castro’s grasp over the island.
The Cuban exile community has always been a source of support for those who inside Cuba strive to make the difference between oppression and freedom.
May the cooperation displayed by Pulido Ortega serve as an example of what must be done to eliminate the present Cuban regime and avoid any sequels.
How many of us would be willing to do what Pulido has done for the cause of Cuban freedom?
One of the surest indicators of the repressive nature of the Castro regime is the jailing of more than 300 political prisoners. To illustrate that reality, Uncommon Sense each week profiles one prisoner. There also is a Political Prisoner archive on the right sidebar. To suggest a prisoner for a profile, send me an e-mail.
For profiles of imprisoned Cuban journalists and related information, read the March 18 Project.