MITT ROMNEY: CUBA HAS LOST A STRONG AND RESPECTED VOICE

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July 23, 2012

MITT ROMNEY: CUBA HAS LOST A STRONG AND RESPECTED VOICE

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today made the following statement on the death of Cuban activist Osvaldo Paya:

“The cause of freedom in Cuba has lost one of its strongest voices and respected leaders yesterday. The news of Osvaldo Paya’s death is profoundly heartbreaking and infuriating. The circumstances surrounding Mr. Paya’s death again raise questions about the pattern of conduct by a despotic regime that is constantly seeking ways to annihilate all internal dissent while the world stands in silence. The international community should demand that the facts concerning Paya’s death be accurately determined and that the surviving witnesses be protected. Ann and I wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Paya family and to Cuba’s pro-democracy movement for the loss of Osvaldo Paya, a man of extraordinary courage, conviction, and peace.”

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4 thoughts on “MITT ROMNEY: CUBA HAS LOST A STRONG AND RESPECTED VOICE

  1. If this death becomes sufficiently “problematic” for the regime, it will need to come up with a distraction to divert attention as it typically does, so wait for it. However, the whole thing may blow over before long, what with foreign media and politicians being what they are. Payá was not a celebrity dissident like Yoani Sánchez, after all.

    The basic problem, not just in this case but in general, is that the free world, which swears to revere, promote and protect liberty and human rights, is full of it. Cuba is absolute proof of that, and has been for over half a century. The world has always been at least OK with Castro, Inc., an indisputably totalitarian monstrosity, and it’s not due to not getting it–it’s due to not wanting or refusing to get it. The usual suspects can only go so far without admitting they’ve been complicit with evil and have betrayed their own stated principles, not to mention the Cuban people.

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