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Donors rush to aid survivor of Castro’s prisons. ‘This shows me there’s still hope’

Written by Jimena Tavel

This story is about Cuban exile and former political prisoner, Ana Rodriguez, who survived Castro's ruthless prisons. She has lived her later years in Miami and faces foreclosure. The Cuban American community came together to help her, illustrating the goodwill and support of our people.

"When donors rushed to the rescue Tuesday, he wasn’t surprised. He had expected the Cuban community to step up to assist this “heroine,” and it did — with flying colors."

Ana Rodríguez’s life story — medical student, longtime Cuban political prisoner, exile in Miami — was turned into a book. Now 80, she is facing another crisis. Emily Michot

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