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By Madeline Baró Diaz
March 3, 2006
MIAMI · Ramón Saúl Sánchez can't sit down to a plate of chicken, black beans and rice at a Cuban restaurant without getting unsolicited advice.
"Take it easy," a fellow diner told him recently. "Go slow."
Sánchez laughed. He understood her concern. A week before he had wrapped up an 11-day hunger strike, wasting away on the nightly news.
It was nothing new for the Cuban exile activist known for dramatic protests, who has declared himself a follower of the nonviolent paths set by Gandhi and The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tentative scheduled meeting with the White House for March 8.