M.C.U.D promotes the next Civil Assembly in Cuba with the President
of the Committee of Foreign Relations of the Mexican Senate.
Mexico D.F. March 23, 2005. Complying with its international agenda as
well as its commitment to the support of the " Assembly to promote the
Civil Society in Cuba", the Cuban Movement for a Unified Democracy
represented by its president Eng. César L. Alarcón, the Cuban Mexican
Civic Association represented by lawyer Eduardo Matías Lopez, the Web
represented by their director Eng. Tony Corzo had a friendly encounter
this past Wednesday with the Honorable Senator Fernando Margáin Berlanga,
President of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Mexican Senate.
During the encounter Eng. Alarcón presented Senator Margáin with a
folder containing information relating to the upcoming competing
congress to be celebrated in Cuba May 20 2005. Eng. Alarcón asked
Senator Margáin for his support and that within his agenda of work and
whenever possible announce this important event within his party and the
Alarcon stated, "It is necessary that in Mexico, its people and its
government know that there exists a sizable opposition within the island
that peacefully searches for areas to establish a true Civil Society”.
The Honorable Senator Margáin holds the highest position in the foreign
policy Senate and where the Senate of the Republic has exclusive
faculties in international matter having at its disposition the analysis
of foreign policy developed by the Federal Executive.
During the encounter that took place at the seat of the Senate located
in Xicoténcatl No.9, Mexico City, several subjects of interest were
brought up that would help towards the advancement of democracy in Cuba,
within a Latin American context.
Eng. Alarcón also formally solicited the president of the Committee of
Foreign Affairs of the Senate to relay to Mr. President Vicente Fox and
the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dr Luis Ernesto Derbez
Bautista the feeling of the Cuban opposition within the island and in
exile with respect to the position that should be taken by the Mexican
Republic at the next votes in Geneva, Switzerland, where we hope that
the Mexican vote is aligned with the truth and as in previous occasions
condemns the Cuban dictatorship for his repeated violations of Human
Eng. Tony Corzo explained to Senator Margáin that the government of
Mexico could even add to the long list of Human Rights violations in
Cuba, the case of Cuban rafters (balseros) that were recovered by the
Mexican authorities in the gulf of Mexico and that the Cuban government
in flagrant violation of numerous international agreements in this
matter and as it has done for forty-six years distanced itself from the
case, depriving relatives in Cuba the right to give then a proper
Lawyer Eduardo Matías Lopez on the other hand explained to Senator
Bargáin the importance of continuing to support the dissidents within
Cuba and requested that the Secretary of Foreign Affairs directs his
Embassy in Cuba to help and invite our valiant opposition to official
events that take place in the island.
The meeting that transpired in an amiable and respectful atmosphere,
concluded with the commitment on the part of Senator Fernando Bargáin
Berlanga to relay the restlessness from the brave Cuban freedom fighters
within the island as well as in exile to President Vicente Fox and his
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Derbez.