Billboards to Highlight Spanish Complicity in Cuban Exploitation

May 18, 2007, Miami, FL – The Spanish government is being denounced by Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty in a new advertising campaign aimed at educating the public about oppression in Castro’s Cuba.
The multimedia campaign, unveiled today, consists of bus shelter panels that target areas near the Spanish consulate and the Spanish Cultural Center, both in Coral Gables, Florida. An online component, launching today, will steer readers searching for certain information about Cuba and Spain to

“This effort marks the first of several coordinated activities aimed at exposing those countries, companies and institutions that aid and abet the Castro regime in oppressing the Cuban people,” said Henry Gomez, the spokesman for Bloggers United for Cuban Freedom. Gomez continues:
“Spanish businesses are dealing directly with the Castro regime and are helping perpetuate Cuba’s totalitarian system by complying with that country’s unfair labor laws and enforcing an apartheid system in which Cubans are not allowed to use the same facilities as tourists. From the Spanish perspective, there is no reason to pursue change in Cuba, they are benefiting from exploitation of Cuban workers and would like to see the status quo perpetuated.”
The Socialist Spanish government of José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero has been leading an effort to normalize relations between the European Union and Cuba. Those relations have been strained since the Castro regime’s crackdown on and jailing of 75 dissidents and independent journalists in 2003. In April of this year, Spain’s foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos visited Cuba and met with Raul Castro, while noticeably snubbing Cuban dissidents that had requested a meeting with him.
“It’s important for the Spanish government and business interests to know that freedom-loving Cubans will not forget who conspired with the Castro brothers and against their liberty when the inevitable fall of the dictatorship comes,” said Val Prieto, editor of and member of Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty.
Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty is a confederation of blogs and web sites that pool resources and ideas for use in campaigns that raise awareness of the Cuban reality.
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12 thoughts on “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE”

  1. Great work guys! Way to get together to spread the truth about Spain’s exploitation of enslaved Cubans!

  2. Congratulations!!!! Wonderful effort on everyone’s part. Can’t wait to see what is your next campaign.
    See you at Cuba Nostalgia

  3. Way to go! Maybe you should have one displayed near the house of the Consul General of Spain.

    Let the whole world know that freedom loving Cubans will not be silenced! THE CONTINUED OPPRESSION OF OUR PEOPLE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! This is only the begining!

  5. During the Cuban War of Independence, Spain enforced the Reconcentrado policy on the island. Half a million Cubans were herded into fortified cities and concentration camps, where some 170,000 died within eighteen months during 1896-97. This was ten percent of the total Cuban population. Spain remains unapologetic for this Cuban Holocaust. Images and articles of this genocide appear at

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