Social Genocide in Cuba

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas in the Latin American Herald Tribune:

Fariñas: Cubans Are Being Subjected to “Social Genocide”

MIAMI – Cuba’s Communist government is carrying out a process of “social genocide” against the island’s people, prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas said Monday in Miami.

“The Cuban government is (committing) social genocide because it’s been trying to disintegrate and defame the Cuban nation for 54 years,” the 51-year-old activist said in an interview with Efe.

Like other dissidents, Fariñas, who on Sunday arrived in Miami accompanied by his mother, Alicia Hernandez, has been able to leave Cuba for the first time thanks to a relaxation of migration laws that entered into force in January.

In addition to Miami, Fariñas is scheduled to visit New Jersey, Washington, New York and San Juan, and then travel on to Honduras, Spain and Poland, among other countries.

After issuing a call for the “unity of all Cubans” both inside and outside the island, the dissident said that at the present time it is of primary importance to fight peacefully for the restoration of democratic values on the island.

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