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Havana Journal announces support for Oswaldo Paya’s Cuban Dissident Organization

Posted March 14, 2007 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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Today, March 14, 2007 we received an update from the Christian Liberation Movement (Movimiento Cristiano Liberación in Spanish). I was disturbed to read that Ernesto Martini Fonseca, a high ranking member of the organization was detained by Cuban State Security and harassed for his involvement in the organization.

I have read a lot about Oswaldo Paya and the Christian Liberation Movement and have always liked their “local politics” so to speak. As far as I know, the organization does not take money from USAID and does not have direct ties to Cuban exiles or politicians in Miami or Washington. They want to change Cuba by Cubans for Cubans within Cuba…my words, not theirs.

It’s time that Cuba comes into the modern world. This third world type of harassment and government control has to come to an end. I have too much respect for the sovereign nation of Cuba and its citizens to sit here publishing the Havana Journal without trying to help in some way.

So, today I am coming out in full support for Oswaldo Paya and the Christian Liberation Movement. I will give them “ink” in the Havana Journal but have no plans (or means really) to support them financially or with other resources.

The Havana Journal will be an advocate for their cause and will help in any way that it can. No one from their organization or any other organization asked for my support but maybe if this article gets picked up in the search engines, more people will learn about their cause and then I have done what I can to help them spread the word.

Visit their official website for more information http://www.mclpaya.org/

Viva Cubanidad

Member Comments

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On March 15, 2007, El Boricua Cubano wrote:

After visiting this website for a few years and reading numerous articles by you Sir and others, many defending the type of goverment that my beloved Cuba has endured through many years, which I soundly disagree, its is truly a joyous moment to see you Sir, finally coming to the realization that:

“It’s time that Cuba comes into the modern world. This third world type of harassment and government control has to come to an end. I have too much respect for the sovereign nation of Cuba and its citizens to sit here publishing the Havana Journal without trying to help in some way”.

The truth will one day come for all the world to one day realize the barbaric repression that Cuba an its citizens have lived for so many years. I hope that the day that Cuba its set free will come a lot sooner than expected. Bless to all.

” Yo soy cubano, y si no lo fuera, pagaria por serlo”

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On March 15, 2007, publisher wrote:

Thank you for your comments. I have resisted for a long time making a public statement about the totalitarian control by the Cuban government. I think that I, along with many others, are now holding Raul to a higher standard.

If he is not going to loosen up and give people more freedoms, we average Americans should now step up and start making some noise.

This support for Oswaldo Paya is my “noise”. Hopefully others will start making their own noise.

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On March 16, 2007, Pete Chavez wrote:

Dear Boricua Cubano,
Ditto for me.