Life in Exile for Latin American Journalists Mar24

Life in Exile for Latin American Journalists

  The afternoon of March 19, 2003 is seared into the memory of Cuban economist and independent journalist Alfredo Felipe. That was the day government officials invaded his house in Artemisa, a town 60 kilometers west of Havana. “A horrible circus,” Felipe recalled, in a recent phone interview from his current home in Austin, Texas. “They took my books, all my books, an important number of books. They took my papers, a typewriter from the year 1929, a tape recorder — all those things that are useful to transmit ideas. Those were the weapons they were looking for.” Felipe was one of 75 opposition figures rounded up that...