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Thirteen Years Later, Cuba's Black Spring Lives
Thirteen years ago today, the Castro regime arrested 75 Cuban dissidents and imprisoned them for the “crime” of voicing nonviolent opposition to the communist government.
While U.S.-Cuban relations have thawed in the last year, the spirit of the Black Spring endures as the Castro regime denies its people fundamental freedoms and routinely jails peaceful dissidents.
The Cuban people deserve genuine freedom and democracy. Learn more about the Black Spring and Cuba’s ongoing freedom moment from this short film available in English and Spanish.
Christopher Walsh serves as Senior Program Manager for the Human Freedom and Women's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. In this role, Christopher manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight.
Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Christopher worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.
A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Christopher is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies. He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and three young children.Full Bio
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