Ana - 19 Year Old Freedom Fighter -19 Years As A Political Prisoner - Now Being Evicted From Here Home of 25 Years.
Miami, FL, January 29. 2019 - Ana Rodriquez, a true life hero and subject of the 1995 novel, "Diary of a Survivor" was a beautiful 19 year old young lady, medical student, patriot, freedom fighter, hero who in 1961 at the young age of 19 would soon to be sentenced to 30 years in prison. When she joined the anti-Castro, anti–communist underground little did Ana know that the next 19 years of her life would be over and spent in horrific third world prison conditions?
As a teenager, Ana was active in the fight against the Batista dictatorship and welcomed Castro's triumph. As the true nature of the Castro regime unveiled itself and it became clear he was a communist she joined the anti-Castro underground. Betrayed by a friend Ana was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to a 30-year prison term!
Ana never married, as she was beyond the normal marrying age when she was released from prison. Now, 80 years old and in failing health has no family and is fact supporting her longtime friend and fellow prisoner Miriam Ortega, who has been living with Ana for many years. Miriam is very frail, has no family, not receiving any income, no social security and gets no welfare. As a result of the foreclosure sale on January 8, 2019, both Ana and Miriam will soon be evicted from their home a home Ana has loved and cherished for 22 years; a home Ana hoped she and Miriam could spend their last days. Now, it is only a matter of time until the bank serves her with a Writ of Possession, evicting them and literally throwing all their worldly possessions onto the curb.
While in a Cuban prison of 19 years, Ana Rodriquez soon gained the reputation as being a Planted (one that cannot be broken :); a hard case. During these long years, she was "beaten, starved, threatened and bullied, locked in blackout cells for months at a time, denied water and medical treatment for long stretches. She resisted with astonishing courage, guile and an unshakable will, breaking her captors rather than being broken herself...”
We are starting a fund to buy Ana's home back from the bank so she can spend her last few years in peace and harmony as Ana has certainly earned that much.