HAVANA TIMES — I would like to share my greatest wish for the New Year with my readers: that Cuba find the peaceful means to have all Cubans, without exception, become reconciled, in a country where peace, friendship and respect towards the rights of everyone, including minorities, becomes our daily bread.
I am asking people, not to forget, but to forgive. I do not believe we can build a Cuba for everyone through hatred, arrogance, violence or domination.
I can only hope that all Cubans of good will, those in Cuba and abroad, those who support, oppose or are indifferent towards the government, will be able to find such paths and turn Cuba into a prosperous and peaceful country, where every Cuban has the freedom to act and express themselves as they wish, with no other restriction than that imposed by respect towards the rights of others.
May peace, solidarity, friendship, fraternity, harmony, democracy and the rights of all Cubans prevail in our homes and our country.