Arnaldo Ramos Lauzerique

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Arnaldo Ramos Lauzurique is a Cuban independent economist.[1] Ramos Lauzerique and Marta Beatriz Roque founded the Instituto de Economía.[2]


The group of economists has exposed how the communist government uses false statistics when reporting to the people and to international organizations.[2]

He was imprisoned during the Black Spring in 2003 and Amnesty International recognized him as a prisoner of conscience.[3]

In August 2005 political prisoners Adolfo Fernández Sainz and Alfredo Domínguez Batista went on a hunger strike after Ramos was beaten by guards.[4]

Ramos was freed in November 2010.[5]