Carlos Alberto Montaner dies in Madrid without having fulfilled his dream of seeing a free Cuba

Carlos Alberto Montaner dies in Madrid without having fulfilled his dream of seeing a free Cuba

Carlos Alberto Montaner dies in Madrid without having fulfilled his dream of seeing a free Cuba

The writer and journalist Carlos Alberto Montaner died this Thursday at his home in Madrid, where he had lived since October 2022, “peacefully and accompanied by his loved ones after facing a neurodegenerative disease,” according to a statement issued by his relatives.

In it, his wife Linda, their children Gina and Carlos and their granddaughters Paola, Gabriela and Claudia wanted to show their gratitude “to the Spanish public health professionals, to the Right to Die with Dignity Association and to all the relatives and friends who They have shown so much affection in the final stretch of a prolific life marked by the defense of individual liberties”.

Carlos Alberto Montaner was diagnosed, according to himself in his last farewell column, at the Madrid public hospital Gregorio Marañón of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Carlos Alberto Montaner was diagnosed, according to what he himself recounted in his last column farewell, at the Madrid public hospital Gregorio Marañón for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare disease of the Parkinson’s family that has no cure and whose origin is unknown.

The author made the decision in May to publish a text in which he reviewed his life, dedicated to the claim of democracy and political pluralism from writing, the best thing he knew how to do and that, in fact, he did on the pages of some of the best newspapers in America and Europe.

Carlos Alberto Montaner supported the birth of 14ymedio signing his manifest of support and for this newspaper it has been a pride to have your signature on a regular basis. He leaves, however, without achieving the dream of seeing a free Cuba.

His farewell will be an intimate and private act, as reported by the family, which closes the informative note with a phrase from Montaner himself, published in his memoirs, Without going further. “The time has come to recap. You have to pack your bags. Disappearing is a thankless activity that is only justified because it is the only irrefutable proof that we have lived.”

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