Press release M.C.U.D.
M.C.U.D. International / To the international community; to
organizations that champion human rights; to democratic organizations of
the world; to all Cubans on the island as well as in exile.
With deep regret the Cuban Movement for a Unified Democracy sees it
necessary to denounce to the world what so many have feared and hoped
would not happen.
Once again in the history of the Spanish government they have
arrogantly, disrespectfully, and premeditatively acted behind the backs
of the international democratic community and worse yet again, against
the Cuban people and its possible advancement toward Democracy.
The facts: since Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero became the Spanish
prime minister, by coincidence after the cunning attacks of March 11 in
Madrid, our Cuban community has observed with care the political steps
and moves that his administration has taken. The administration began by
asking for a dialogue on behalf of the European Union to the Cuban
dictatorship. The European government responded by saying that the first
step should be made by the government of Cuba. Subsequently the Spanish
ambassador during a reception at the diplomatic headquarters in Havana,
indirectly and underhandedly offended Cuban freedom represented by the
Cuban opposition on the island. Subsequently and in each international
forum the government of the Mr. Zapatero tried to obscurely intercede in
favor of the old dictator Fidel Castro.
Unexpectedly and by direct disposition of the dictator Castro this past
Thursday, November 25th, his representative received the Spanish
ambassador at the department of foreign affairs in Havana. There for
more than an hour they secretly exchange experiences and strategies, of
course all planned by the Cuban dictator himself, Fidel Castro. Note
that no other European Union ambassador was invited to said event in
The Spanish Government requested of the Cuban government, at said
meeting, that to be able to advance some in its agenda before the
European community, the government of Havana should provide some samples
of democracy, even if masquerading. With these false samples of
democracy, they would work arduously to see that capital again flows
toward Cuba. At the same time with the Spanish press publishing
magnificent reports of Cuba’s advancements toward democracy, both
governments would benefit. Zapatero as the great conciliator, Castro
repressing and mistreating for many more years without European
As of yesterday Cuba has begun, as it has done for over forty-five
years, the shameful business of “International Treatment of Cuban
Political Prisoners” they will now free several of them, move others to
different cells, and give medical treatment to others... all the while
making sure that the international press has full and detailed knowledge
and especially the Spanish press allied to Zapatero. What they will not
bring to light to any press is that possibly for each prisoner freed the
Cuban emperor will imprison two other new brave Cuban opponents, ones
that he will have ready for new and premeditated exchanges.
The Cuban Movement for a Unified Democracy condemns openly all practices
be they diplomatic or not that go against the process of full liberty
for the Cuban people.
The Cuban Movement for a Unified Democracy, backed by history and
experience, knows that those that have served to give time and space to
the cruel and murderous dictatorship of Havana, criticizing every
effective measure for the total asphyxiation of this dictatorship are
directly or indirectly accomplices of Castro.
We repeat once more that governments, organizations, parties, and public
figures that truly want what’s best for the Cuban people, should require
in each tribunal the unconditional and immediate release of all of our
political prisoners, immediate democratic and free elections,
reunification of all Cubans so that they may participate in said process
as a single unique and united people before the eyes of God.
Baltimore, Maryland. November, 28th 2004.