Florida’s Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez on how she and Gov. Ron DeSantis will never abandon the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom.
July 11 Was Not Just a Moment, But a Rallying Cry for Freedom in Cuba
Governor DeSantis and I will never abandon the people of Cuba in their fight for freedom. Patria y Vida; Abajo la Dictadura; Viva Cuba Libre
A year ago, we saw thousands of courageous Cubans take to the streets, from Pinar del Rio to Santiago, calling for the end of a repressive dictatorship. They were demanding Libertad, daring to flaunt their rally cries in the face of brutal and repressive thugs doing the regime’s bidding. The protesters, young and old alike, have endured a generation of Marxist indoctrination, that provides nothing but misery and suffering in the absence of political or economic liberty. For some, they have given the last full measure of devotion. Some have lost their lives, some have lost their family members, and all have lost their dreams and their freedom.
The historic and peaceful protests across 32 cities in Cuba were a testament to the courage that stems from their desperation. Regardless of the beatings, imprisonment, and in some cases death, freedom is always worth fighting for. The protests were the largest to occur in the country’s 63 years of tyranny under the Castro and Diaz-Canel regime. It inspired communities throughout the world to urge Washington to stand on the side of freedom.
As a Cuban American and the first Hispanic female Lieutenant Governor, I remain steadfast in our Administration’s support of the brave Cuban people, as they risk their lives for their God-given rights of freedom of expression, economic liberty, and free and fair elections.
After the Obama and Biden Administration’s countless concessions to the Castro regime, the dictatorship continues to severely limit the freedoms of its citizens. Shortages of basic necessities like food, water, and medicine aren’t new to the island. The July 11th protests were about the decades-long deliberate actions taken by the despotic dictatorship to prevent economic liberty and freedom for the Cuban people.
Last summer, Governor DeSantis and I did everything we could to support the people marching for freedom, but the Biden Administration refused to help.
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