Human rights organization in France asks Pres. Macron to invite Cuban dissidents to current summit in Paris

C’est si bon

From our Bureau of Praiseworthy Quixotic Gestures

It’s a great suggestion, yes. But will President Macron pay any attention to the request sent to him by Cuban dissidents and French citizens who oppose the island’s totalitarian regime?

Don’t count on it. But it’s great to know that the request has been made. Castro, Inc.’s participation in this summit should not go unchallenged.

Abridged and loosely translated from Marti Noticias

The French Association for Democracy in Cuba sent a letter to President Emmanuel Macron, in which it alerted the French president about the position taken by the ruler Miguel Díaz-Canel regarding the conflicts that overwhelm the world and his own people.

Díaz Canel will participate, from June 22 to 23, in the Summit for a New World Financial Pact in Paris, France, where more than 300 States, international organizations and representatives of civil society will propose reforms and financing mechanisms to face the climate change and the global crisis.

“At your side, during the activities of this summit, you will have Mr. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, who was about to unleash a civil war on July 11, 2021, when he said on television: ‘ the combat order is given’. Subsequently, he imprisoned thousands of Cubans, and more than a thousand are still in prison, simply for demonstrating ”, highlights the letter from the entity made up of Cuban and French citizens.

“The Cuban government is also actively supporting the Russian government in its invasion of Ukraine, a power that seeks not only to destabilize the European balance, but also, more broadly, to call into question international law,” says the message to the French leader.

“As we see it,” says the message, “the summit should go beyond inviting the current Cuban government. That invitation may seem normal, because it is the acting government, but we ask that, in addition, Cuban civil society be able to participate so that it can be part of the solutions that the Cuban government needs. planet, that can be included in this type of summits”, indicated Guadalupe.

The Summit will comprise 6 round tables, 30 main events and more than 50 side events in which non-governmental organizations will participate.

“We think that the invitation should not only be extended to the Cuban government, but also to civil society. There are independent feminist organizations in Cuba, -because the issue of women and their inclusion in the economic fabric is going to be dealt with- that have taken the voice of Cuban women within society, and the question is that, precisely, These types of organizations are also present in this type of forum,” said the director of the France Association for Democracy in Cuba, one of the 40 organizations that make up the Cuban D’Frente platform.

In this regard, the message to the French president underlines “that the Cuba of tomorrow will be shaped by civil society, and not by those who try to gag an entire country by force.”

1 thought on “Human rights organization in France asks Pres. Macron to invite Cuban dissidents to current summit in Paris”

  1. Macron has always been an embarrassment, even if the French aren’t embarrassed by him. But no, he’s not the first and won’t be the last. And then, of course, we have someone like Biden as POTUS.

    Macron is no better than the prior schmuck, but a hell of a lot more pretentious, not to mention arrogant.

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