Cuban activists promote Assembly
of the Civil Society in Cuba.
From left to right. Eng. Cesar L. Alarcon,
Dr. Luis E. Queral and Governor Bob Ehrlich Jr.
Annapolis, Maryland January 23 2005. Yesterday in a day painted by a
white and intense snowstorm the first Hispanic Republican Convention of
Maryland was celebrated in the Lowes Hotel of this capital. The event
shone in all its splendor and many different political personalities
from the state and national arena concurred.
The Cuban Movement for a Unified Democracy represented by their
president Eng. Caesar L. Alarcón and the La Junta Patriótica Cubana of
Maryland represented equally by their president Dr. Luis E. Queral took
advantage of the occasion to meet with the Governor of Maryland Robert
Ehrlich Jr. in search of support and recognition for the "Assembly to
promote the Civil Society in Cuba".
During the encounter both activists of human rights widely depicted to
the Governor of Maryland the objectives that our opposition in Cuba
pursues with this significant event. They explained the reason for the
celebration on May 20 2005, which coincides with the anniversary of our
Republic where it will be a competing event that will gather diverse
opinions of the different organizations (more than three hundred), which
illegally work in the island trying to find opportunities for the
establishment of a lawful state.
The Governor Ehrlich knows the present situation in Cuba and already has
given concrete examples of support to our cause of freedom and Human
Rights, as when finding out that the ship Pride of Baltimore II was
heading to Cuba in search of commercial interchange with the
dictatorship of the island, he issued the order to alter its course
preventing such an offensive action.
Bob Governor Ehrlich Jr. expressed his total support to the "Assembly to
promote the Civil Society in Cuba", wishing it’s possible accomplishment
and he asked for the activists Alarcón and Queral to extend his message
of personal congratulation to the brave opponents Martha Beatriz Roque,
René Gomez Manzano and Felix Bonne Carcasses and the other defenders of
Human Rights for such brave and honest initiative.
The Governor Ehrlich was interested in continuing to receive information
referring to the event and in contributing with his support to such
noble directed cause to manage the objective to give back to the people
of Cuba their most elemental rights.