PROTEST CUBAN EXHIBIT
by Agustin Blazquez and Jaums Sutton
Castro, an ally of deposed tyrant Saddam Hussein and international terrorist organizations, in April 2003 summary executed three black men who wanted to escape his plantation island and sent 75 pro-democracy activists to jail. To date he is continuing to repress others who want freedom and democracy.
According to Reuters, on May 13, 2003, “The Bush administration is expelling 14 Cuban diplomats for engaging in ‘activities inconsistent with diplomatic status,’ a U.S. official said on Tuesday, using diplomatic language that can refer to spying.”
Between May 17 and May 20 (the anniversary of Cuba’s real independence) there were protests against the ongoing Castro regime’s repression in Miami, Washington, DC, New York, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Brazil and Costa Rica.
But on May 17 from 2 to 6 p.m., the Josephine Butler Mansion, 2437 15th Street, N.W. in Washington, DC, ph. 202 210-1015, had an art exhibit of the paintings of Cuban artists living in Castro’s Cuba.
Jews and black Americans would be understandably offended and would not allow official artists from a Nazi regime or one with ties to white supremacists to hold an art exhibit on U.S. soil. Why is it OK or even admirable to constantly offend Cuban Americans as if we are a subhuman minority with such activities?
He has been extremely consistent in his methods and hatred of the U.S. for 44 years. An art exhibit in Washington, DC is not going to change him. Anyone who thinks it might is a sad fool. The effect of the thousands of such “engagement” activities over the years is to give credibility to this mass murderer and pain and humiliation to his victims.
I cannot understand why the Bush administration continues to foster these foolish programs of the Clinton era allowing official Cuban artists to come to exhibit, or to perform music, promote their CDs and films resulting in U.S. dollars going into Castro’s coffers.
Cuba is a terrorist country as designated by the U.S. State Department and a major, consistent long term, violator of human rights. Castro is a mass murderer (he has caused the death of 110,794 human beings, and counting), he is a declared enemy of the U.S.A. and according to eyewitnesses in Cuba, he is harboring many of the unaccountable Saddam Hussein henchmen and their families in Cuba who began arriving via Air France in April, 2003.
So please call the White House 202 456-1414 asking for the cancellation of these “cultural” events with Castro’s Cuba.
Agustin Blazquez, Producer/director of the documentaries
COVERING CUBA, CUBA: The Pearl of the Antilles, COVERING CUBA 2: The Next Generation & COVERING CUBA 3: Elian presented at the 2003 Miami Latin Film Festival.
Author with Carlos Wotzkow of the book COVERING AND DISCOVERING and translator with Jaums Sutton of the book by Luis Grave de Peralta Morell THE MAFIA OF HAVANA: The Cuban Cosa Nostra.
For a preview and information on the documentary and books click here: ABIP
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