December 19, 2011 10:44AM

Vaclav Havel on Cuba

Czech writer Vaclav Havel, who died on Sunday, was a lifelong champion of freedom. The former dissident, and later, president of his country, was especially active in denouncing Cuba’s totalitarian system and in stressing the importance of solidarity with that country’s many brave dissidents. In the video below, he discusses Cuba.

On a related note, Cuban cyber‐​dissident Yoani Sanchez had this to say by Twitter upon the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il: “Nature accomplishes what citizens have not been able to.”