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Patriot risked death taking stand against Castro; now he fights the fight from Chattanooga

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From a second-floor balcony in the Park Ridge Apartment complex, a man in a jacket and a beanie leaned against the rail and stared across the parking lot to the other side of the complex, to a first-floor front door. His door.

The man, 41-year-old Andrés Carrión Alvarez, says he keeps watch to make sure his one-bedroom apartment off North Germantown Road is safe. Every day, he does "security work." He declined to elaborate on what that entails, just in case the wrong people find out.

He says his enemies are many. He says those loyal to the Cuban government have never forgiven him for what he did two years ago, when he protested in front of international reporters as Pope Benedict XVI prepared to conduct Mass in Santiago, Cuba, Carrión's hometown.

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