Cuban Man Who Spoke Out Against Castro Government During Papal Visit Is Identified

Mar 30, 2012
10:42 AM

This image from Cuba this past week showed an unidentified man who shouted, "Down with Communism!" during the Pope's mass in Santiago, Cuba. The man was quickly taken away from Cuban authorities, leaving questions as to his whereabouts and what happened to him.

According to the following YouTube broadcast from Háblalo Sin Miedo, the man has been identified:

This is what the video reveals: the man is named Andrés Carrión Álvarez. He is 38 years old and he is still being detained by the Santiago Police in Cuba.