The ties between the Cuban communist dictatorship and the “Bridges of Love” organization has Sen. Marco Rubio and many others wondering if they’re acting as unregistered foreign agents.
Marco Rubio Asks FBI to Investigate Activities of ‘Puentes de Amor’ Organization
Last Sunday, a group indicated to have links with the communist regime of Cuba participated in political activities in Coral Gables, Florida. In consequence, Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, urging him to immediately investigate the activities of Puentes de Amor and its members.
The senator explained that “the organization acts as an unregistered foreign agent of the Cuban regime, in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).” Through a press release, Rubio detailed that the movement would have participated in demonstrations to divide society and influence American foreign policy.
“Puentes de Amor held a demonstration in Coral Gables, Florida, as part of a coordinated effort by the Cuban regime to sow division, incite conflict, and influence the foreign policy of the United States,” Rubio said.
Marco Rubio’s denunciation
Rubio mentioned that “the group also flew flags marking Castro’s July 26th movement, in open support of the Cuban Revolution that ultimately led to the communist dictatorship which remains in place today.” He stressed that disclosing the organization’s information and movements will contribute to democracy and maintain transparency in American society.
“Consistent with the U.S. Department of Justice’s often-cited efforts, FARA increases transparency in our democratic system by disclosing individuals and entities engaged in foreign influence activities. As such, I respectfully request an immediate investigation into Puentes de Amor, its members, and activities.”