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
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
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
Eng. Maria E. Morejón. Germany Delegate of Movimiento Cubano Unidad
Dr. Juan López Linares. Brazil Delegate of Movimiento Cubano Unidad
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
Ernesto Díaz. Writer and ex political prisoner, 26 years in Castro’s
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.