A lot of good has come out of the town of Antilla, on Nipe Bay in eastern Cuba, starting with my family. My father grew up there, so I guess I am a "son of Antilla."
Another son of Antilla, David Sílver Durán, was recently arrested after he began shouting anti-government and anti-Castro slogans when he was fired from his job. A week later, Sílver, member of the Cuban National Liberal Party, was tried on a charge of "disrespecting" Fidel Castro — as if he is deserving of anything respect — convicted and sentenced to 9 months in prison, according to Radio Martí.
Miguel Santana Bref, a delegate with the Liberal Party, said despite being beaten by police, Sílver remain committed to denouncing human rights violations committed by the Castro dictatorship.