Former Cuban political prisoner Eusebio Penalver Mazorra has died at the age of 71 in exile in Miami. He was head of a band of fellow exiles that Cuban President Fidel Castro once accused of plotting to assassinate the president of Venezuela.
"His resistance to tyranny is a testament to the moral courage of all Cubans who desire to see freedom return to their beautiful island nation. Laura joins me in sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends," Bush said in a statement.
Penalver led "Plantados until Freedom and Democracy in Cuba," a group of former Cuban political prisoners.