HAVANA TIMES – Respect for diversity of thought and the need for peace are unavoidable themes moments before the peaceful march called for November 15. The criminalization of the demonstration is not new in Cuba; however, it cannot make us forget that it is a universal human right, even contemplated in our constitution.
In recent weeks, the official media unleashed a discrediting campaign against the main leaders and moderators of the Archipelago platform, with no possibility of reply in those spaces. The old rhetoric of confrontation with the United States is used by the Cuban government to discredit an initiative of its own citizens. The irrevocability of socialism is used as a justification for all kinds of unconstitutional actions.
For this reason, we denounce the continuous attack on differences of thought and the subsequent repression and denial of space in society for all citizens in their plurality.
Wimar Verdecia Fuentes