Haroldo Dilla Alfonso

Haroldo Dilla Alfonso is a Cuban historian and sociologist. For almost two decades he was a researcher for the Center for Studies on the Americas and director of its department for Latin American studies. As a result of this theoretical work concerning socialism and democracy, he was expelled from the Cuban Communist party. In 2000 he had to emigrate to the Dominican Republic, where he is research coordinator at Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). He has written and edited more than ten books including Community Power and Grassroots Democracy (1997).

Cuba: Opposition and Repression
Against the Current, No. 106, September/October 2003