Cardinal asks Fariñas to abandon strike

HAVANA TIMES, May 3 – Cardinal Jaime Ortega asked oppositionist Guillermo Fariñas to relax his position and abandon the hunger strike he has been on since February 24 in demand for the release of the sick political prisoners.  In statements to the press accredited in Cuba, the archbishop of Havana also announced he had mediated before the authorities to allow the Ladies in White to march this Sunday after the mass in the Santa Rita church in the capital’s Miramar district, reported IPS.