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Václav Havel Institute

December 18, 2019

International Democratic Solidarity Day

Coinciding with the eighth anniversary of Václav Havel's death, CADAL organized a conference where audiovisuals of campaigns for freedom of movement in Cuba were shown; testimonies of women activists from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras and Cuba; and the documentary ''Václav Havel: a life in freedom'', by Andrea Sedláčková. Previous presentations were given by Sybil Rhodes, Diana Arévalo, Elisa Trotta Gamus and Ricardo López Göttig.

Václav Havel Institute organized the last event of the year of CADAL in homage to the political and intellectual referent that inspires the activities of international democratic solidarity of the organization based in Buenos Aires.

Jornada por la Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

The event started with the screening of two videos, one produced by ADN Cuba website, entitled "Regulated", and the other "The migratory blockade to political opponents in Cuba", produced by CADAL.

Jornada por la Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

The videos on the restrictions to freedom of movement in Cuba were presented by Sybil Rhodes and Diana Arévalo, Chairman and Project Coordinator of CADAL, respectively.

Jornada por la Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

Then, testimonies of women activists from Venezuela (Rafaela Requesens), Nicaragua (Edipcia Dubón), Honduras (Vanessa Siliezar) and Cuba (Iris Ruiz) were screened.

Jornada por la Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

H.E. Elisa Trotta Gamus, Ambassador of the President of the National Assembly and the President in charge of Venezuela, made the presentation of the women activists.

Jornada por la Solidaridad Democrática Internacional

On the other hand, Ricardo López Göttig, Director of Václav Havel Institute of CADAL, presented the documentary on Havel's life.