It may not change many minds, but at a very minimum, it raises awareness and causes discomfort for the socialist dictatorships the signs are targeting and for those who support them.
200 signs posted in Buenos Aires expressing support for Cuban political prisoners
The International Institute of Race, Equality, and Human Rights has posted 200 signs in Buenos Aires, Argentina calling for the release of political prisoners in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela during the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) taking place in that South American country.
Fernando Goldar, a legal consultant for the organization, told CubaNet that the initiative arose from the possibility that Miguel Diaz-Canel, Daniel Ortega, and Nicolas Maduro — who announced he would not attend because of security concerns — would attend the CELAC summit in Argentina’s capital. The summit marks the close of that country’s pro tempore presidency of the regional block.
According to Goldar, the signs were posted near the Buenos Aires Sheraton hotel, where the summit’s main events are being held.
“There are more than 1,000 political prisoners in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. They remain in prison for defending their rights,” say the signs put up in the city.
The activist said that due to the indifference of some civil society organizations in Argentina, it was necessary to carry out initiatives such as the one by his organization.
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