Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ramón Saúl Sánchez: In the path of Ghandi

Cuban exile activist is an advocate for a nonviolent protests

By Madeline Baró Diaz
Miami Bureau

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.
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Tentative scheduled meeting with the White House for March 8.

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