"Working together for a free Cuba"




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.