"When I started my blog," says journalist Yoani Sánchez, "it was like an exorcism of something that was inside of me."
Increasing tensions between the military-backed ruling class and the student-led democracy movement have prompted massive rallies in the capital.
Cops demonstrated their commitment to free and fair elections by firing rubber bullets and water cannons at protesters.
"The road to democracy is not irreversible-not in Moscow, not in America, not anywhere."
She started the first secular, pro-market party in Egypt. Then the government sent the secret police after her.
A vital lesson, as we confront calls for more regulation and government control in all aspects of our lives.
Populists and autocrats are the rising dual threats to liberty says new Freedom House report
Politicians and tyrants alike heap praise on the despot who ruled over an island prison nation.
The New York Times columnist, who calls the Republican nominee's praise of autocratic strength "idiotic," is guilty of the same idiocy.
Ben Sasse from Nebraska will NOT vote Clinton either - looks for third party candidate
Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea. But will her story survive scrutiny?
An event at NYC's Museum of Sex
Memory of dictator still positive in Russia and the west
"Freedom doesn't preserve itself all alone," Germany's current chancellor Angela Merkel said
Comments come day after new sanctions were imposed by the EU