Miriam Leiva, b. Villa Clara, 1947.
Independent journalist since 1995.
Vice President of the Manuel Márquez Sterling Society of Journalists.
Founding member of the Ladies in White in March, 2003.
A former diplomat and visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study of International Relations. Official of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, from which she was expelled in 1992.
Currently maintains the blog, Reconciliation Cubana [Cuban Reconciliation], http://www.reconciliacioncubana.com.
Translator and English professor.
Miriam is the widow of the economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who was one of the prisoners of the 2013 Black Spring.