Ros-Lehtinen Commemorates Anniversary of Bay of Pigs, Urges Obama to Support Freedom in Cuba

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):

Ros-Lehtinen Commemorates Anniversary of Bay of Pigs, Urges the Obama Administration to Support Freedom On the Island

(Miami, Florida) – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs. Said Ros-Lehtinen:

“On this tragic anniversary, we honor the memory of the brave Cuban exiles who gave their lives for the cause of a free Cuba. Over 100 members of Brigade 2506 were butchered by the Castro regime and more than 1,000 were captured, and more than 50 years later, this cold-blooded regime continues to oppress and violate the basic dignity the Cuban people. The members of Brigade 2506 have inspired pro-democracy leaders to continue the legacy of calling for respect for human rights and democratic change, but they are met with intimidation, beatings, and unjust arrests. I urge the Obama Administration to condemn these gross human rights violations and support these freedom seekers who constantly risk their well being and even lives to advance democratic values. In order to fulfill the dream of the courageous brigadistas, we must advocate and support freedom for the Cuban people.”