Thursday, August 20, 2009
Presion Externa Boitel
En horas de la madrugada , Fidel Castro en persona
inicio el ataque y presion . Hizo una llamada al can-
didato Boitel, planteandole que debia renunciar a la
candidatura . La unidad estudiantil . En la mañana
ciento de estudiantes llegan a la Universidad, sor-
prendidos por la publicacion en primera plana del
periodico Granma una foto de Fidel Castro. el edi-
torial presionaba el proceso electoral universitario.
La radio transmitio la falsa noticia de la renuncia
de Boitel , dia - " Boitel ha renunciado a su can-
didatura en aras de la unidad". Tiempo despues
llegaba al recinto estudiantil en un auto descapo-
table Rolando Cubela aconpañado con Raul Castro.
Despues llegaba el Ministro de Educacion Dr. Hart,
Este ultimo , planeaba reunirse y presuadirlo a que
Boitel presenta su renuncia ante el estudiantado.
El Estudiantado se niega a aceptar la renuncia presen-
tada y pide se continue el proceso de votacion.
Finalmente gana bajo presion Rolando Cubelas
Comandante Rolando Cubelas
Comandante Angel Quevedo
Presidente Ass . de Est. de Ciencia
Luis Boza Dominguez
Presidente Ass. de Est. Derecho
Julio Fdez. Cossio
Presidente Ass. de Est. Ciencias Sociales
Presidente Ass. de Est. Ingenieria
Capitan J. Rebellon
Presidente Ass. de Est. Farmacia
Presidente Ass. de Est. Arquitectura
Presidente Ass. de Est. Ciencias Comerciales
Presidente Ass. de Est. Pedagogia
Presidente Ass. de Est. Filosofia
Presidente Ass. de Est. Agronomia
Capitan Andres Senra
Presidente Ass. de Est. Medicina
Presidente Ass. de Est. Odontologia
Capitan Luis Biosca
Presidente Ass. de Est. Medicina Veterinaria
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Pedro Luis Boitel
Pedro Luis Boitel (1931 – 1972) was a Cuban poet and dissident who opposed the governments of both Fulgencio Batista and Fidel Castro. In 1961, the regime sentenced him to 10 years in prison.
Boitel died during a hunger strike in prison in 1972 while serving a sentence handed down by the communist regime.
1 Before the revolution
2 Jail and hunger strike
4 External links
5 See also
Before the revolution
Pedro Luis Boitel was born into a humble family and studied at the University of Havana while also working as a radio technician. In the 1950s Boitel opposed the government of Fulgencio Batista and went into exile in Venezuela where he collaborated with Rómulo Betancourt in his efforts to overthrow Marcos Pérez Jiménez's military government by setting up a pirate radio in that country.
After the Cuban Revolution, Boitel returned to Cuba and resumed his studies at the University of Havana. In 1959, Boitel ran for president of the University Students' Federation (Federación Estudiantil Universitaria; FEU) at the University of Havana and was backed by the 26th of July Movement. Even though Fidel Castro headed this movement, Castro and the other revolutionary leaders removed their support for Boitel. Castro personally intervened in the student elections at the University of Havana to remove Boitel from the FEU presidency.
Jail and hunger strike
As a Christian, Boitel became dissatisfied with political events in Cuba and formed a clandestine organization, The Movement to Recuperate the Revolution (MRR). In 1961 Boitel was detained and accused of conspiracy against the state, and was summarily sentenced to ten years in jail. He was not released after the 10 year sentence. It is claimed that Boitel was tortured and beaten several times and that his mother Claretta was humiliated when she went to visit him in jail. The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights found that the Cuban government had violated Article I of the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man in their treatment of the prisoner. Boitel sought authorization to leave Cuba but his requests were denied.
On April 3, 1972, Boitel declared himself on hunger strike. After 53 days on hunger strike without receiving medical assistance and receiving only liquids, he died of starvation on May 25, 1972. His last days were related by his close friend, poet Armando Valladares. He was buried in an unmarked grave in the Cólon Cemetery in Havana.