US Honors

Michael Posner (L), Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, presents The Human Rights Defenders Award to Julia Nunez of Damas de Blanco during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Source: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Honors Cuban Women Dissidents For Defending Human Rights

The Obama administration has honored a group of mothers and wives of Cuban dissidents with an award. The honor was granted to the Damas de Blanco — or “Ladies in White.”