PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Gallardo: China and Russia know, better than anyone, that the Castros are capricious and economically inept garbage. These aren’t...

  • asombra: Surrealism (the art movement) is highly overrated, not to say glorified kitsch. The same could be said of Dali, who wound up as...

  • asombra: Conchita, don’t underestimate the triple fraud ruling Cuba. He may be a whore, but whores don’t put out for free. He...

  • asombra: Those guayaberas probably came from Miami–assuming they weren’t made in China. By the way, for those of you in the...

  • La Conchita: That HUGE SUCKING SOUND you hear is Raulita doing the best Lewinsky servicing in back-to-back dates with Russian and Chinese...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Ros-Lehtinen: Cuban Refugees Must Not Be Forcibly Returned by The Bahamas; Terrible Fate Would Await Them

irlnew

PRESS RELEASE

March 26, 2013

Cuban Refugees Must Not Be Forcibly Returned by The Bahamas; Terrible Fate Would Await Them, Says Ros-Lehtinen

“Appalling that the Government of The Bahamas is Considering Repatriating Cuban Refugees”

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding Cuban refugees being detained by the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and facing the possibility of repatriation to Cuba. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“It’s appalling that the government of the Bahamas is considering repatriating Cuban refugees who have risked their lives seeking freedom from the brutal and repressive Castro regime. If the Government of The Bahamas chooses to repatriate these refugees, it would be responsible for the inhumane treatment and terrible consequences that they would most certainly face upon their return.

“The refugees have publicly stated that they fear for their well-being if they were to return to Cuba and have begun a hunger strike to protest repatriation. To return these refugees to the place they risked their lived to flee from would not only be failing to uphold human rights and dignity, but would amount to being complicit in the repugnant policies of the Castro regime, which has intensified its brutal tactics in recent years.

“I urge the government of the Bahamas to do the right thing and recognize that these refugees must be granted political asylum and given the proper care that victims of oppression require. These brave individuals should know that there are those who stand with them in solidarity in their struggle for a new and better life, free from the oppression of brutal and authoritarian regimes, and the government of the Bahamas must know that the world is watching how it treats those who seek asylum on its shores.”

#####

2 comments to Ros-Lehtinen: Cuban Refugees Must Not Be Forcibly Returned by The Bahamas; Terrible Fate Would Await Them