Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, a rebel leader in the Cuban revolution who went from fighting alongside Fidel Castro to spending 22 brutal years in prison after trying to overthrow him, has died. He was 77.
Gutierrez Menoyo died Friday of a heart attack at a Havana hospital, said his wife, Flor Ester Torres Sanabria.
After vacationing in Cuba in 2003, he decided to stay to promote democracy. Until his health began to fail in 2010, he had frequently spoken out against the communist government, but in measured tones that kept him out of jail.
Born Dec. 8, 1934, in Madrid, Gutierrez Menoyo was the youngest of six children and immigrated to Cuba with his parents when he was 12. His...