Ros-Lehtinen Commends Prominent Cuban Exile Business Leaders for Reaffirming Their Refusal To Do Business With Castro

My representative issues a statement:

PRESS RELEASE
June 25th, 2012

Prominent Cuban Exile Business Leaders Reaffirm Their Refusal To Do Business With Castro; Ros-Lehtinen Commends Them For Principled Stand

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement today in support of Cuban exile business leaders who reaffirmed their support to not do business with the Castro brothers.

More than a dozen former Fortune 500 corporate leaders and multinational business executives signed a document “Commitment to Freedom” that discards the possibility of business ties with communist Cuba while the Castro regime is in power. The letter does unequivocally state that the business leaders are committed to helping Cuba’s long term reconstruction once the Castro tyranny has ended.

Ros-Lehtinen’s statement:

“I enthusiastically commend and support the principled stand of these Cuban American business leaders reaffirming their commitment to a free and democratic Cuba rid of the repressive Castro dictatorship.

As any student of history knows, it is only a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ the Castro regime will crumble under the weight of its oppressiveness. After more than half a century of brutalizing and repressing the Cuban people, the regime is on its last leg and the octogenarian dictators know it.

The future of Cuba belongs to the Cuban people, not to their oppressors. The stand that these business leaders have taken assures that this future will be bright and full of possibilities for Cuba and its citizens.”

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