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Diaz-Balart: Alfy Fanjul should cry less for lost mansion and more for Cuba’s democracy activists

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL):

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Alfonso Fanjul Should Cry Less for Lost Mansion, More for Pro-Democracy Activists

WASHINGTON — Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement on reports of Cuban-American businessman Alfonso Fanjul considering investing in Cuba and its sugar industry.

"I am outraged by reports that a fellow Cuban-American, who has witnessed the atrocities inflicted by the Castro regime, has apparently chosen short-term profit over standing with the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom.

“Some might be blind to the Castro regime's brutality and ruthless oppression, but Alfonso Fanjul's betrayal is compounded because he knows better. He knows very well that any investments made with the Castro regime will not help the Ladies in White, Unión Patriótica de Cuba, the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience Front, or other pro-democracy groups, but rather, will go straight to the pockets of the Cuban people’s jailers and continue to prop them up. 

“Alfonso should cry less for his lost mansion, and more for the imprisoned artists and musicians, oppressed independent journalists, or for the women that are beaten every Sunday for simply wanting to celebrate mass.”

3 comments to Diaz-Balart: Alfy Fanjul should cry less for lost mansion and more for Cuba’s democracy activists

  • OmarD

    Thank you congressman.

  • jorge

    The Fajuls sugar businesses have been accused several times for the exploitation of its employees in the sugar cane fields of Dominican Republic and in Palm Beach, there is a court case for back pay. These accusations have been documented in the European media.

  • asombra

    Oh, but au contraire, Alfy isn't angling to get his mansions back; he's all about "reuniting the Cuban family" and stuff. He's totally motivated by humanitarian concerns, just like Saladrigas and company. They just need to, you know, "persuade" Castro, Inc. (wink, wink; nudge, nudge) to do the right thing. Just because nobody's had any success accomplishing that in over 50 years doesn't mean it can't be done. Think charm offensive. Or something.