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SEP 23, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Oscar Espinosa Chepe Dead; Cuban Economist And Dissident Dies At 72

HAVANA -- Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died in Spain on Monday. He was 72. Espinosa died in Fuenfria Hospital in Cercedilla, just north of Madrid, where he had been undergoing treatment for chronic liver disease since March. His wife, Miriam Leiva, said she was not sure whether his remains would be repatriated. "We had hoped the disease could be stopped, but it could not be," Leiva said. "He always wanted to return to Cuba." Espinosa was one of 75 writers ... Read More

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