Collection CHC0095 - Ariel Hidalgo Collection

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Ariel Hidalgo Collection


  • 1981-1988 (Creation)


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Ariel Hidalgo was a Cuban teacher and writer who was sentenced to eight years in prison in 1981. During his time as a political prisoner, he wrote numerous articles and treatises on human rights in Cuba. A staunch Marxist, Hidalgo was an outspoken critic of corruption and bureaucratic excess in Cuba.

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The Ariel Hidalgo Collection contains the writings of Cuban political prisoner Ariel Hidalgo that were secretly smuggled out of prison by the author. It includes articles, manuscripts, correspondence, and a curriculum vitae, as well as a copy of the 'Disidente' pamphlet and a detailed list of fellow political prisoners.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • Spanish

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Gift of Ariel Hidalgo, 1988.

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