Truth will lead you to freedom.
Laida Arcia Carro was born in Havana and her familiy was directly affected by the executions carried out by the government of Fidel Castro in an attempt to put an end to any manifestation of dissatisfaction with the direction the Cuban Revolution was taking. Her uncle, Plinio Prieto, lieutenant of the guerrilla unit from the mountains of Sierra Escambray, was detained and sentenced to death for participating in the fight against Fidel Castro. As a result of his uncle’s execution and his family’s attitudes, it was necessary for everyone to move to the United States of America in 1962. Laida was 12 years old back then. Having spent several years traveling in many countries around the world, since 1997 she has started to support Cuban doctor Óscar Biscet. He protested against the use of Rivanol in abortions that were carried out in Cuba, and because of this he became the target of Cuban authorities. To support Óscar Biscet, Laida Arcia Carro founded the Coalition of Cuban-American Women and focused on seeking help across different types of organizations. Meanwhile, Oscar Biscet spent several years in prison. Her activities in support of other Cuban dissidents consisted in publishing information about their persecution. She is currently working in the field of fine arts.