Blanca Reyes wants to visit her 93 years old father who is sick in Sancti Spiritus. She wants to see him before he dies. Without stating any reason the Cuban consulate in Spain denied her request for traveling to Cuba.
Blanca Reyes is the representative of the Damas de Blanco organization in Europe. It is a group of women who march every Sunday in Cuba requesting the freedom of political prisoners. She was the founder of the group when she lived in Cuba and she is the wife of a former political prisoner. Reyes said: “it was a humiliation to request permission to visit my own country… I have not killed anybody; I am a member of a pacific group of women”.