Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Catholic journal criticizes dissidents who support embargo

"In its latest edition, the magazine published by the Council of Laypersons of the Archdiocese of Havana criticized members of the opposition who advocate maintaining the economic sanctions against Cuba to accelerate democratic changes and guarantee individual freedom.

“Some people, both Cuban and foreigners, insist in asking important world centers of power to destabilize the Cuban government,” the publication Espacio Laical (Layperson Space) says in its editorial. “Cuba has a lot to change, but the protagonists of those changes cannot be the centers of power in certain strong and influential countries.”

The publication, headed by Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, asks the centers of power to act “as friends who accompany us and not as judges who condemn us.” It also demands the government to exercise “a political evolution capable of expanding the opening process” and avoid “rigidities.”

Click here to read the rest of the article in the Miami Herald.  The embargo against Cuba is a difficult issue - it has hurt the Cuban people but the government must be opposed in the strongest ways possible.  Ultimately I believe dropping the embargo but continuing to oppose the Cuban regime will help the Cuban people while hopefully eliminating the Cuban government.   

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