Human Rights and
International Democratic Solidarity


Promotion of the Political Opening in Cuba


Book presentation in Bogota

The book «75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Views from Cuba» was presented at the headquarters of the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) with the support of Civil Rights Defenders and the participation of Juan Carlos Rincón, Pía Alvira and Gabriel C. Salvia as speakers.

The book, compiled by Gabriel C. Salvia, is authored by Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Julio Antonio Fernández Estrada and independent journalist Reinaldo Escobar, and includes the speech of Guy Pérez de Cisneros at the presentation of the draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).

Book presentation in Bogota

During the meeting, a video message was projected by Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Cuban political activist, historian, 2016 Ion Ratiu Prize winner and one of the authors of the book.

Book presentation in Bogota

The book contains the Declaration and each of its articles illustrated by Cuban artists Julio Llópiz-Casal, María Esther Lemus Cordero and Renier Quer Figueredo. Anthropologist and cultural promoter Hilda Landrove, a Cuban living in Mexico, is the author of the prologue.

Book presentation in Bogota

FLIP defends freedom of expression and promotes an optimal climate for those who practice journalism to fulfill the public's right to be informed. Civil Rights Defenders is a Swedish organization with regional headquarters in Bogotá that collaborates with and supports human rights defenders working in some of the most repressive regions of the world.


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