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Cuban Political Prisoners Records, circa 1969-2010 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Cuban Political Prisoners Records, circa 1969-2010Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5234

Creator: Cuban Political Prisoners

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/01/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Formats/Genres: CD-ROMs, Manuscripts

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records document the treatment of political prisoners by the communist regime within Cuban prisons.  The materials consist of 3 CDs: "Presidio Isla de Pinos." (Compiled by Raúl Pérez-Coloma) on February 10, 2010; "La Montaña. Canciones de lucha y esperanzas," by political prisoner, Manuel Villanueva.  Graphic design by Alejandro Deoliveira. Miami 2007; "La Verdadera República de Cuba" by Dr. Andrés Cao Mendiguren, 2009.  The first CD  contains names of more than 10,000 Cuban political  prisoners, case numbers and the place where they were imprisoned. The materials also include manuscripts of letters written in Cuban political prisons in small letter, typescript of "La etica en el camino de revolucion," and post cards created by political prisoners in prison.

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Political prisoners - Cuba
Prisons -- Cuba

Administrative Information

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Raúl Pérez-Coloma and Arnoldo Muller, 2010.

Related Materials: CHC5212 Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project interview with Andres Cao. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: Cuban Political Prisoners Records, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History:

The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, March 2010.

Finding aid subjects terms assigned by Ana D. Rodríguez, February 2013.

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