"Working together for a free Cuba"




Request for clarification of discriminatory declarations by U.S. State Department Employee.

The civil employee of the State Department Christopher Sibilla, in Madrid Spain, during a teaching conference on lessons of the Spanish transition from dictatorship to democracy for Latin America, made declarations to the agency EFE about the "secondary role" that the exile must have in future political change of the island.

By the way, the civil employee mentioned resigns the possibility of political changes in Cuba to the era post-mortem of the dictator Castro, of whom in his declarations he simply calls, as his official cronies refer to him, "Fidel".

In these declarations he openly contradicts the string of foreign policy of the United States towards Cuba, and ruins the work conducted by the administration of President George W. Bush. He adheres (we hope by error or lack of criterion) to such an absurd line, as discredited by facts in plain sight.

For a long time diverse interests have been trying to create the false image of the exile describing it as disconnected from the island, nostalgic and impractical that only dreams about the past. In other words "rusos blancos. " It is as false an image as it is malicious. The Cuban exile does not present any gaps in time; it is not generational because it has been nourished almost daily for 45 years. It is not classicist because it includes people of all the social groups.

You must know Mr. Christopher Sibilla, that the problems of the Cubans will be resolved by the Cubans, that we do not accept any type of classification dividing us between Cubans here or there. Simply, because many of us here were jailed there until recently. And that fact Mr. Sibilla should not be unknown to you, nor is it for you to "expropriate" nationality and civil rights of the Cubans regardless of place of residence. For arbitrary confiscations and ideological disqualifications, it is enough with Castro's.

We know that there exist large interest groups created that, behind the scenes, are gaining strength dedicating themselves to dividing the Cubans and with it, weaken and disqualify the true history of our people. A unique and indivisible people, a people with a single ideal of freedom and democracy that has not managed to reach its ideals, but that fights restlessly every day to obtain it. The proof is the tens of thousand of dead, missing and political prisoners throughout our history and especially in these last forty-five years. The Cuban exile does not rest softly on its economic and social successes. On the contrary, many honorable and determined, protest with loud voices for our brothers who lack voice or aid in the largest island jail in the world.

By all this, we ask the office of the President of the United States, and the ranking members of the State Department to publicly clarify what is the official position of the Government of the U.S.A. towards the foreign policy of this administration with respect to the future of Cuba.

Eng. César L. Alarcón. President of Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democrática.
Celso Sarduy. Argentina Delegate of Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democrática.
Lic. Jorge Luis García. Europe Delegate of Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democrática.
Eng. Maria E. Morejón. Germany Delegate of Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democrática.
Dr. Juan López Linares. Brazil Delegate of Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democrática.
Dr. Wilfredo Ventura. President of World Health Care Organization.
Roberto Luque Escalona. Writer.
Mario Chanes De Armas. Ex political prisoner, 30 years in Castro’s jails.
Ernesto Díaz. Writer and ex political prisoner, 26 years in Castro’s jails.
Eusebio Peñalver. Ex political prisoner, 28 years in Castro’s jails.
Carlos Casanova. Ex political prisoner, 20 years in Castro’s jails.
Basilio Guzman. Ex political prisoner, 22 years in Castro’s jails.
Dr. Orlando Ventura. MD.
Prof. Roberto Bismark. Director World Health Care Organization.
Lázaro González Valdés. Ex political prisoner.
Lic. Miguel Noel Rendón Valdés. President of Fundación Capital Humano.
Lourdes Pagani. Director of Net for Cuba International.
Ahmed Y. Martel Director of Net for Cuba International.
Cary Roque. Directora Ejecutiva Fundación Lawton Pro-Derechos Humanos.