Raul Castro

 
Cuban opponent Guillermo Farinas (right) and other dissidents participate in the funeral of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya in Havana last July. Photo: EPA

Cuban dissidents launch opposition coalition

 Top Cuban dissidents Guillermo Farinas and Jose Daniel Ferrer joined forces on Wednesday to create a more powerful opposition as Raul Castro celebrates his re-election to lead the Communist-run island.