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ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) Collection

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ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) Collection, 1980-1994 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Amanda Moreno

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Title: ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) Collection, 1980-1994Add to your cart.

ID: CHC0448

Creator: ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) (1988-)

Extent: 73.0 Boxes

Abstract

The ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) Collection contains correspondence, documents, photographs and audiovisual materials related to Cuba collected and produced by ASOPAZCO, a human rights organization based out of Geneva, Switzerland.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) Collection contains correspondence, documents, photographs and audiovisual materials related to Cuba collected and produced by ASOPAZCO, a human rights organization based out of Geneva, Switzerland.

The collection is comprised of the archives of the Asociación por la Paz Continental, which contain first-hand accounts from Cuban political prisoners and other information sources detailing the poor conditions of the Cuban prison system. The collection contains newspaper clippings showing global media coverage of the importance of the Cuban human rights issue.

In addition to videos, audio cassettes and photographs smuggled out of Cuban prisons, the collection also houses underground correspondence from Cuban prisoners; pamphlets; Spanish-language material from Amnesty International and primary source material from ASOPAZCO's presentations before the United Nations General Assembly.

Biographical Note

ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) is a non-governmental human rights organization founded in 1988 by Mari Paz Martínez Nieto. Focusing on human rights abuses in Cuba, the organization has been working within the United Nation's Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1993.

The nonprofit supports peaceful activist groups in Cuba who  protest the treatment of the the Damas de Blanco by the Castro regime; exchanges information with groups in the interior of the island who denounce violations of human rights and fundamental liberties; and condemns the situation of political prisoners on the island today.

Administrative Information

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 chc@miami.edu for more information.

Physical Access Note: Boxes 1-26; 28-58; 60-65; and 67-68 of this collection are housed off-campus and must be requested a minimum of seven calendar days in advance for consultation in the Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Mari Paz Martínez Nieto, October 1994.

Preferred Citation: ASOPAZCO (Asociación por la Paz Continental) Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: This collection is currently in processing.

Finding Aid Revision History: Collection-level record added by Amanda Moreno, January 2013.




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