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    Re: Cuban hunger striker says he is near death

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The human body cannot LIVE without food for 131 days. This guy's been snackin'. The saying is: "3 Minutes/3 Days/3 Weeks." (Air/Water/Food) I can't imagine that a hunger-strike-to-the-death is an effective way of protesting conditions.
    Here is the answer to your question: A week after he started the hunger and water strike, Fariñas lost consciousness and was rushed to a hospital where doctors gave him fluids and glucose intravenously. Once discharged, he went home and resumed his fast. A week later, after suffering a second collapse, he was taken to the hospital and admitted to intensive care unit. Since then he has been feed intravenously until he end his strike. His health has been deteriorated to such an extent that will be very difficult his recuperation.

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    Re: Cuban hunger striker says he is near death

    The military regime calls dissidents "mercenaries” hired by the U.S. Government. Fariñas in an interview sagaciously remarks that mercenary are not known for dying for their ideas, he said, “No mercenary dies for his ideas, mercenaries die for money."

    A mercenary is a professional soldier hired by a foreign army. A mercenary is essentially motivated by money. The Cubans dissidents aren’t professional soldiers of a foreign country, nor are they motivated by money. They are motivated by their ideals and patriotism.

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    Re: Cuban hunger striker says he is near death

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    The probability of Fariñas’ death is practically certain, but his sacrifice will not be in vain. A great number of people in the world by now know about him and are aware of his cause. His hunger strike has forced the dictatorship to recognize that the incarceration of a large number of political prisoners is no longer feasible.
    This is so very sad. I don't know what to say except that I hope he receives his reward in the afterlife. What a shame. And what honor and loyalty he has.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Cuban hunger striker says he is near death

    In the past the regime has used the political prisoners as a bargaining tool, releasing a number of prisoners in a trade for diplomatic or economic agreements. After that the regime has imprison a new group of dissidents, to be use in a future bargaining pressure for political concessions.

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