As a former Cuban political prisoner, a plantado, who spent 20 years and seven months in Castro’s prisons, the recent letter by 10 Cubans Americans promoting travel and business with Castro’s Cuba is shameful, to say the least.
According to them, we are supposed to believe what they saw in trips where they met with the repressors of the Cuban people and take their word for it.
Yet, the mention of respect for human rights and justice is missing. They are asking our exile community to accept that Cubans on the island are third-class citizens and are happy about it.
The letter is an affront to all those men and women who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice so much to attain Cuba’s freedom. Definitely, the letter signers are not their “fellow Cuban Americans.”
Angel de Fana, director, Plantados Until Freedom & Democracy in Cuba, Miami