European tour by Cuban activists
From left to right, French writer, Eng. Cesar Alarcon, writer Serge
Raffy (author of the book "Castro the Disloyal one"), Commander Huber
Matos, Prof. Francisco Condis, Lic. Luis Tornés Aguililla.
Baltimore, Maryland. May 16, 2006. Yesterday concluded a tour of work in
Europe by Cuban activists. Leading the small group Commander Huber
Matos, was accompanied by César Alarcón representing the Cuban Movement
for a Unified democracy, S.O.S Justice and the Cuban Pro Human Rights
Committee, professor Francisco Condis, Secretary of International Relations of
Independent and Democratic Cuba, and Lic. Luis Tornés Aguililla
representing the Cuban Social-Democratic Party in France.
In Brussels, meetings were held with deputies of the European Parliament
to discuss the need for the European Union to make the Castro
dictatorship pay a price for its violations of human rights, similar to
the measures that were taken penalizing the apartheid regime from South
In Cologne, Germany, Huber Matos, who publicly denounced the treason by
Fidel Castro in 1959, and Eng. Alarcón held several meetings with the
small Cuban community from that city. Topics discussed were the present
problems in Cuba and the need to close ranks and efforts in the common
cause to bring back freedom to the island.
In Paris the activists concentrated on promoting the French version of
the book "Como llego la noche" by Huber Matos that is now available in
French bookstores under the title "Et La Nuit Est Tombee" published by
"Belles Letres". The itinerary for the day included interviews with the
French Television, the French international Radio both in Spanish as
well as in French. Discussed at all of these venues, were the current
Cuban problems, and the need for solidarity by Europe for the cause of
the Cuban people. Newspapers such as "Le Monde" and "Le Figaro" covered
these events in their Saturday editions.
Later and concluding the tour the Secretary General of the Independent
and Democratic Cuba (CID), Commander Huber Matos, Eng. César Alarcón,
Prof. Francisco Condis, and Lic. Luis Tornés Aguililla, met at the
publishing house the "Belles Lettres" with the French writers Gilles
Bataillon and Serge Raffy, author of the book "Castro the Disloyal one".