At least 38 dissidents free as Cuba releases more on US list of 53; Washington welcomes moves

January 9, 2015 9:15 PM

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At least 38 dissidents free as Cuba releases more on US list of 53; Washington welcomes moves

A day after his release, dissident Miguel Alberto Ulloa, 25, holds his son, as he walks beside a water tank painted with the acronym for the United States and his country's name, outside his home, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Advocates, relatives and dissidents say that Cuba has freed at least 38 people on a U.S. list of imprisoned opposition members. U.S. officials said Friday after weeks of virtual silence that those released had been on the list of 53. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (The Associated Press)

HAVANA – Cuban dissidents, their relatives and supporters say the government this week has freed at least 38 people on a U.S. list of imprisoned opposition members.

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