Manuel Cuesta Morúa

Activist, Founder, Progressive Arch


Manuel Cuesta Morúa has been a member of the Cuban opposition for over 20 years. He is a head of the Arco Progresista political group, which includes Cuban social-democratic organizations. He was one of two Cuban dissidents who met with Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas in Panama. He also heads the Citizen’s Committee for Racial Integration (CIR) and is an active member of the Open Space (Espacio Abierto), an opposition civic forum. In 1998, he co-founded the Reflection Roundtable of the Moderate Opposition (Mesa de Reflexión de la Oposición Moderada). He studied history at the Universidad de la Habana.