Cuban exiles in Miami protest visit by pro-Castro dictatorship activists

The left will say this protest is an example of the intolerance of Miami’s Cuban exile community. However, if it were the other way around in communist Cuba, they would be arrested and thrown into a Castro gulag.

Via ADN Cuba (my translation):

Cuban exiles confront Valerio Coco with a protest

On Sunday, August 27th, Cuban exiles in Florida demonstrated to express their rejection of the presence in Miami of members from the “Puentes de Amor” (Bridges of Love) movement and Valerio Coco, an ally of the Cuban regime.

The protest took place in Little Havana, the heart of the Cuban community in South Florida. It was organized by the group “Exilio Unido Ya” (United Exile Now), which holds demonstrations on the last Sunday of each month to demand freedom for Cuba and political prisoners.

According to activist Marcel Valdés, there is no place in Miami for those who are complicit with the Castro dictatorship.

The protesters confronted Valerio Coco, whom they label a lackey and spokesperson for the regime, while he was in his car. In response to the protest, Coco removed a “Puentes de Amor” support sign from his vehicle and nervously left the scene.

Among the attendees of the protest were former Cuban political prisoners like Iliana Curra Lussón and Xiomara Cruz Miranda, a member of the “Damas de Blanco” (Ladies in White) group.

According to Valdés, the objective is to expose the façade that “Puentes de Amor” attempts to present about a false reality on the island. He pointed out that they are trying to whitewash the regime in order for the United States to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

He recalled an incident from last April when, in a similar demonstration, they managed to disrupt a car parade that “Puentes de Amor” was attempting to organize in the city to support the island’s government.

The leader of the group, Carlos Lazo, promotes these types of caravans calling for an end to the embargo and the normalization of relations with the dictatorship. His proposals align with the foreign policy agenda of the regime.

Even Cuban ruler, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has publicly expressed gratitude for the work of “Puentes de Amor,” confirming the connections between them. This organization has recently been investigated for a potential violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.