Mileydi Fougstedt is a dynamic human rights leader and a dear friend. Please read this interview and learn more about Cuba and the need for freedom.
Mileydi Fougstedt was born in Havana, Cuba in 1970, She studied up to high school and then left her studies.
She came to Sweden in 1989, when she met a Swedish man in Havana and she don’t want to get him involved.
At the beginning she seek for some kind of organization that was working for democracy promotion in Cuba but there were very few Cubans here and the cold war was still going on, so for most of them was (very) difficult to believe that change could be possible and even more difficult to be able to trust each other.
Many years past before she got involved in the struggle for democracy, at first she did it anonymously because she wanted to be able to go home and visit the family.
After being to Cuba in 2007 and she thought, this is enough, this system must be changed and then she started to work openly, then after the “elections” in Cuba 2008 she was invited to comment on Swedish TV and then she was let know that she would not be welcome any more…
Mileydi continued working with the magazine and eventually she was offered a full time position as editor. They have different projects with the independent press and the independent libraries which work with both children and adults. Her dream is to start a project helping women to empowerment, especially in terms of education (entrepreneurship) and getting involved in political issues.
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