MADRID, Spain.- The Cuban activist Rosa María Payá denounced the violence that is exercised by the State in Cuba to instill panic in the population.
However, the coordinator of the Cuba Decide platform pointed out in interview With the Chilean journalist Iván Valenzuela, despite this state terrorism in Cuba, Cubans have continued to demonstrate, as happened on July 11, 2021 (J11) throughout the country, and recently in Caimanera, Guantánamo province.
“This makes it clear that in Cuba there is a deep conviction that to get out of such a deep political and economic crisis, you have to get out of the dictatorship,” he considered.
— Rosa María Payá A. (@RosaMariaPaya) June 8, 2023
On the other hand, he referred to the lack of support from the international community for the Cuban people.
“The solidarity of the international community is very frustrating for Cubans, with honorable exceptions, but in general we Cubans receive very little solidarity despite being such an obvious case of repression and violation of human rights, despite the fact that the people risk the most precious thing they have, which is their own lives, trying to obtain that change,” said Rosa María Payá.
This is accompanied by a great influence of the island’s regime in several countries in the region and the great distortion propaganda of the Cuban government, he added in this regard.
Regarding the international community, he also highlighted that his family has been trying for more than ten years to have the murder of his father, the opponent Oswaldo Paya, and that the Castro regime has some consequence for its actions.
“It is the least that can be done to curb the impunity with which the Cuban regime continues to repress and murder on the island,” he said.