Antúnez quits 3-month hunger strike

Afro-Cuban dissident Antúnez quit a hunger strike he began February 17, according to the Miami Herald. Antúnez began the strike to protest both the Castro government’s refusal to his sister’s hurricane-damaged home, as well as the conditions under which his brother-in-law has been imprisoned.

Antúnez had refused solid food for nearly three months, losing more than 65 pounds during his hunger strike. His plan now is to do more confrontational protests of the Castro government. Godspeed, Antúnez.