Police raid houses where DVDs sold

HAVANA, Cuba, April 27 (Aini Martín Valero, Agencia Libre Asociada / – Police in the municipality of Guanabacoa last week raided five homes and seized more than one thousand DVDs which were available for rent.

The police, who said the purpose of the raids was to stamp out DVD piracy, detained the owners of the five homes as well as several messengers. They seized four DVD burners and three computers.

The seized DVDs contained movies, musicals and opinion programs.

FLAMUR member freed after three months in prison

HAVANA, Cuba, April 27 (Belinda Salas / - Rosa Escalona, a member of the Latin American Federation of Rural Women (FLAMUR), was freed last week after spending three months in prison on a charge of disrespect for those in authority.

Escalona was arrested in January after demanding that a public official do something to solve her housing problems since her home was destroyed by a hurricane.

She was released April 21 from the women’s prison in Holguín.