MIAMI, United States. – The Cuban opponent Rosa María Payá, coordinator of the citizen platform Cuba Decide, confirmed to Radio Television Martí that a section of LeJeune Avenue will bear the name of his father, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas.
In this way, Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas Way will extend from 11th Street in Northwest Miami to 14th.
The inaugural ceremony will be next July 21 at 10:00 in the morning, Rosa María Payá specified.
According to Radio Televisión Martí, the bill sponsored by Miami-Dade Commissioners Rebeca Sosa and José Pepe Díaz received the support of elected politicians from the county, the City of Miami and the state legislature.
The family of the deceased Cuban opponent hopes that the inauguration of Oswaldo Payá Way will encourage federal legislators to establish the same name for the street of the embassy of the Cuban regime in Washington DC
The bill by which Oswaldo Payá Way was named a section of LeJeune It was signed by the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the delivery of the Varela Project to the Cuban Parliament.
Payá founded the Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba and was “one of the first leaders of the open opposition against the Castro dictatorship,” DeSantis said during a public event to present the bill in May of this year.
On that occasion, the governor of Florida also recalled that the Cuban dissident died in 2012 in a “mysterious car accident” that some believe was “orchestrated” by the island’s regime.
Payá, a victim of communism
In that same act, Rosa María Payá assured that it was “time to stop” the “factory of victims of communism.”
“That fight begins by teaching the evils of communism. That is why I am so grateful that it was decided to rename this part of LeJeune Avenue in honor of my father,” she said.
“Honoring him today is also honoring all the victims, but it is also raising our voices to denounce the thousands of victims in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ukraine, China and many other countries. This is not something from the past, it is something that is happening right now,” he lamented.
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