The Ladies in White are a Cuban human rights organization, founded by wives and other female relatives of jailed dissidents. DW correspondent Ines Pohl speaks to its leader Berta Soler, who met US President Barack Obama during his visit to Cuba.
Fifteen new species of “smiley-faced” spiders have been discovered. But, their names will surprise. Among them, former US president Barack Obama, wife Michelle, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and US Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Ladies in White, who have rallied almost every week since its founding in 2003, have called off this week's protest. Cuba is in nine days of mourning for its longtime leader Fidel Castro, who died Friday at age 90.
US President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for the start of a key visit and meetings with President Raul Castro. The diplomatic opening is intended to be the centerpiece of Obama's presidential legacy.
Cuban opposition activists have said the number of arbitrary arrests of dissidents rocketed to nearly 10,000 last year. The government on the one-party communist island denies holding any political prisoners.
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