Considering the distortion of the Cuban reality by the castrist propaganda, the complicity and the presumption of innocence granted to the regime by its economic collaborators, I address you on behalf of the Free Cubans of Belgium and on behalf of the Cuban exile to clarify the reality of the Cuban State and society in view of a constructive collaboration towards creating a country that respects rule of law.
Ladies and gentlemen,
The Republic of Cuba is today a failed totalitarian state without the principles of separation of powers, rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Cuban state is not based on the legitimate constitution of the Republic of Cuba of 1940, but on a castrist manifesto that names the Communist Party of Cuba as "the only political force" that governs society and the state.
The Republic of Cuba continues to be one of the closest allies of the Russian Federation, Iran, China, North Korea and the country that most supports the illegitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Nicaragua through hybrid war strategies, logistical assistance and military training.
We recall that the Cuban dictatorial regime has not ratified the Convention against Torture, the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.
We demand that the European institutions stop cooperating with the Cuban government, which has repeatedly violated the cooperation agreements between the European Union and Cuba. The Cuban exile calls for an end to the collaboration of the European Union and its member states, therefore Belgium, with the Cuban regime and advocates for a cohesive foreign policy of the latter with its NATO allies in order to eradicate once and for all the longest tyrannical regime in the history of our hemisphere. We call for freedom and the return to democracy in Cuba and respect for human rights.
The historic intervention of the casteist regime in foreign relations and its role in inciting violent conflicts and disturbances in the region of the Americas has been demonstrated by the authorities, the police and the intelligence services of the United States, of Colombia , Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Paraguay among others. Belgium is still silent about the instrumentalization of the Belgian police to repress human rights defenders and accepts the interference of the Cuban embassy on a political, economic and cultural level.
The leaders of the Republic of Cuba have been repeatedly asked to refrain from such behavior. The leaders of the European Union, the United States and Latin America have offered their help but have had no effect on the development of democracy on the island.
The reform of the centralized economy in Cuba has not materialized and the totalitarian police and judicial measures have not been abandoned, but have even been reinforced since the protests of July 11. Economically, the military controls the monopoly of several companies in the country. For example, GAESA (Commercial Business Group of the Armed Forces), acts as a phantom mafia state within the state, not controlled by any other state institution. This group controls Gaviota, which in turn controls all tourist facilities in the country. Belgian economic affairs in Cuba are carried out strictly without constitutional guarantees with the Castro regime and do not benefit the Cuban people.
The Cuban state controls most of the country's economy and nearly all of its hard-earned economic activities, including communications, tourism, remittances, and human trafficking, Cuban professionals, especially the so-called medical brigades that go out through the world as slave labor subordinate to the regime. Meanwhile the Cuban people remain in absolute poverty.
The current severe repression of the castrist regime against freedom of thought, expression, press, movement, association, academic research, religion and other freedoms is a great challenge for the governments of the democracies that they have enforced the presumption of innocence to the "Government" of the Republic of Cuba. However, since the European resolution of June 10, the Cuban government has finally been recognized as a dictatorship.
The Havana regime and its relations with the Russian Federation, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and support for drug trafficking organizations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Rebel Army of Colombia (ELN) pose a threat to neighboring countries and companies in the Latin American region, the United States, and Europe through their involvement in international drug trafficking.
The "castrist inteligencia" cannot be authorized to follow the same path, ignoring these realities. It is not politically appropriate for Belgiu, nor any other country int he world to continue supporting the EU-Cuba political dialogue and cooperation agreement and to continue creating favorable conditions for the regime to continue with its activities, the implementation of a dangerous regional strategy and the repression against its own people. Cubans are victims of the continuous persecution of members of the opposition, dissidents and citizens who demand basic political, civil, economic and cultural rights.
We unequivocally ask on behalf of the free and oppressed Cuban people that Belgium side with the Cuban people and commit to supporting us in the process of democratization and liberation of our country. We remember that those who help us today in our just cause will be the privileged ones in our relationships in the future. Only with your support can we build a free, prosperous and developed country.
I present to you the various petitions in process, the resolutions adopted in favor of human rights in Cuba, a series of public proclamations made by the Free Cubans of Belgium, a roadmap with the 10 points for a system change in Cuba supported by the majority of the Cuban exile; and supporting documents relevant to our goal of educating the governments of the free world.
We ask you to help us send an urgent message to the international community on behalf of the Cuban people at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly this coming September. The Cuban people are defenseless in the face of a dictatorship incapable of alleviating the health situation aggravated by the pandemic and that it has rejected international aid to maintain the lie of being a medical power. The situation is crucial. The public health system is collapsed. Cuba is dying en masse.
From this brief presentation of 62 years of misery and state terror, we would like a clear response full of political and moral conviction from Belgium: Will Belgium continue its collaboration with the dictatorship, or will it position itself alongside the Cuban people who peacefully demonstrated for their freedom and stripped of all their rights in the face of a repressive, totalitarian and Stalinist regime that has targeted the Belgian FAL against us without interruption throughout the economic relations between the dictatorship and Belgium?
Ladies and Gentlemen
I beg you to re-examine on behalf of the Cuban people your relations with the Cuban dictatorship that oppresses us!
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Through diplomatic action and political involvement the Free Cubans of Belgium aim to create a dialogue with the Belgian Government, the European Union, and international institutions to defend basic Human Rights and political rights in Cuba. We demand an immediate STOP to the Political and Development Cooperation Agreement with the Cuban dictatorship. The PDCA only helps to maintain the regime in power and does not contribute to improving the lives of ordinary cuban people.
Since 1959 the world has romanticized a totalitarian and terrorist regime. Our lecture series aims to educate the European public about the reality of the Cuban people. The distortion of our history has been intentionally one of the biggest treason made by the communist regime. In promoting a false image of Cuba the regime has been successful in accessing credits, financial support and the sympathy from democratic governments. Economic cooperation with the regime only benefits the communist elite in power while keeping the majority in extreme poverty and scarcity.
As victims of communism, we the Free Cubans of Belgium and of Europe must remind the European population of the dangers of communism, marxism and totalitarian ideologies. The Cuban people yearn for a change of system. We do not want to continue living under the oppression of the communist party. It is our duty to raise our voice and denounce the constant violations of our basic human rights happening on the island in front of the eyes of the international community. The complicity MUST STOP !
The richness of Cuban culture allows us to come together with to share our traditions, our arts, our music, and our literature. Culture is an important element in understanding our people and it can be a neutral ground to create dialogues between our community and others. Through our exhibitions program and events we go beyond simple politics to promote our democratic values. We want to contribute the universality of our culture.
With more than 15 years of experience in organizing relief efforts for the Cuban people, Mrs. Lia Randich is in charge of coordinating all humanitarian aid support to the island through a collaboration with the Archbishop of Havana and Santiago de Cuba, and in support of different religious congregations. Especially noteworthy is the shipment of medicines and sanitary material, scarce on the island.
Our distribution network does not encounter interference from the Communist Party of Cuba.
Through our different online and field campaigns we aim to raise awareness of the different violations of basic human rights constantly happening on the island. Our different campaigns range widely from the liberation of political prisoners, to police brutality, to protesting arbitrary laws that violates the freedom of speech of the Cuban people. We are constantly observing the situation on the island, as well as collaborating with different dissident groups inside and outside of Cuba.
Your support to our cause will make impact on the work with do to defend the fundamental human rights of the Cuban people and our struggle to re-establish a democracy in the island. This will help us make a change globally !
WE DECLARE: The free Cubans around the world petition, without a doubt, for a MILITARY INTERVENTION by the United States of America and NATO to put an end to the Castro/Diaz-Canel regime and liberate the Cuban people who live in terror, misery, hunger and coercion!
We ask the House of Representatives to
Make a public declaration of solidarity with the Cuban people in exile and with all groups of civil society leading the peaceful struggle for human rights on the island
We ask that the European Institutions cease cooperating with the Cuban government, which has repeatedly violated EU-Cuba cooperation agreements. The Cuban diaspora abroad calls for a halt to the European Union’s collaboration with the Cuban regime.
We ask the Parliament of Wallonie to make a public declaration of solidarity with the Cuban people in exile and with all groups of civil society leading the peaceful struggle for human rights on the island
We ask the EP to recognize the genocidal and terrorist character of the Cuban state and to once and for all stop the European cooperation with the tyrannical castrist regime. This petition has been added to petition 1540/2020
All of the aid and money is largely administered by the Revolutionary Armed Forces and their affiliates. The people have no knowledge of this aid to which these millionaire investments are destined.