More than 1,100 Cubans reported detained during papal visit

Cuban police carried out 1,158 political detentions in March – mostly to keep dissidents away from Pope Benedict XVI – the most since the mass roundups during the Bay of Pigs invasion five decades ago, a human rights group reported Tuesday.

The report by the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation in Havana came a day after police once again detained Andres Carrion Alvarez, who shouted “Down with Communism” before the pope’s mass in Santiago de Cuba last month. Continue reading

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