M.C.U.D met with the Chairman of
the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congressman Elijah Cummings (left)
receives from Eng. César L. Alarcón (right) a folder with documentation
from Biscet. (In front a cartoon of Fidel Castro incarcerating Biscet
with his beard)
M.C.U.D. International/Baltimore December 16, 2004. The President of the
M.C.U.D., Eng. César L. Alarcón, met with the Honorable Congressman of
the United States Elijah E. Cummings, who is also Chairman of The
Congressional Black Caucus. In this important meeting Eng. Alarcón spoke
with the Congressman regarding the present problems on the Cuban island,
specially the case of the black Cuban population that is sunk in
apartheid, as is the general case for all its citizens. Eng. Alarcón
showed the Congressman in general figures that in Cuba key and high
positions within the communist party and the government are under the
absolute control of the whites. Equally, desirable positions and with
better pay are destined solely for the elite officials, their relatives
and friends, leaving most of the Cuban population that is black or
racially mixed the worse part.
They spoke specially of the mistreatment that the blacks receive in the
island jails, which according to testimonies is superior to that already
inflicted on all other inmates.
Eng. Alarcón gave the Congressman a folder containing the biography, as
well as information and denunciations emitted by the political prisoner
Doctor Oscar Elías Biscet from Cuba. They discussed the political
clarity of this natural leader, who has become a target for attacks by
the system, first by his clear ideas and rejection to accept the
violations and atrocities that are committed in the island, and second
to be black and to dare to do it. They discussed the cruel punishments
that Dr Biscet receives, as this great Cuban maintains his faith and
hope in obtaining a Free Cuba for all, without yielding an inch in his
firm position of no deals nor negotiations with those that violate his
country and jail and put to death men for their ideals.
The Honorable Congressman Elijah E. Cummings wishes good luck and
freedom to all the political prisoners and the Cuban people. He assured
Eng. Alarcón that soon they will have a formal meeting with him and
other members of the Black Caucus of the Congress of the U.S.A. to find
an effective way to help our Cuban brothers on the island.