International Press: MCUD visit to Washington DC.
Washington DC January 19 2004.
Left to right, Eng. César Alarcón and Ambassador Roger F. Noriega.
Fulfilling one of the main objectives of its work, The Cuban Movement
for a Unified Democracy (MCUD) made a brief visit to the American
Capital, where by the initiative of the Cuba Transition Project (CTP) we
celebrated a magnificent seminar related to the possible aid for Cuba
once it begins the process of transitioning towards a true democracy.
During the event called “Humanitarian Aid for the Transition in Cuba”,
recognized professionals presented diverse works related to the process
of recovery and reconstruction of the new Cuba. All of these studies
will facilitate the transition work when they are faced with a
completely impoverished Cuba in all aspects, after surviving several
decades of total destruction.
Eng. César L. Alarcón representing The Cuban Movement for a Unified
Democracy (MCUD) had a brief encounter with Ambassador Roger F. Noriega,
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs for the United
States, where he requested that the Department of State publicly
pronounce the rise in the violations of the Individual Human rights of
our political prisoners, whose conditions violate basic rights by
denying them the most elementary access to necessary medical services
and not segregating them from the more dangerous common prisoners,
turning their already illegal sentence into a desperate act for human
Later Eng. Alarcón met with Ambassador Otto J. Reich, Special Envoy of
the President for the Western Hemisphere, of whom he asked to bring this
concern to the White House and solicited him specifically, to make known
via the White House press, the concerns of the Cuban people and that of
the Cuban exile, the plight of one of the leaders with the most
political clarity within the opposition in Cuba: Dr. Oscar Elías Biscet,
outstanding defender of civil rights. The Regime of Havana constantly
does not give him a second to breath, threatening his physical
Ambassador Noriega, as well as Ambassador Reich clarified to Eng.
Alarcón their disposition and that of the administration of President
George W. Bush to continue working for the return of the democracy that
the Cuban people are anxious for and deserve.
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