Entrevista con Oswaldo Paya ( VIDEO)
“NOSOTROS DEFENDEMOS LOS DERECHOS DE LOS CUBANOS A ENTRAR Y SALIR LIBREMENTE, A TENER INTERNET, A NO SER PERSEGUIDO”
“EL GOBIERNO CUBANO NO RECONCOE LOS DERECHOS DE LOS CUBANOS; ESO SE LLAMA TIRANIA”
“la solucion es entre los cubanos, no entre elites, o por negociaiones con otros paises”
” El dinero de los Estados Unidos, los turistas, no traeran los cambios a Cuba”
NO VAMOS A ESPERAR A QUE EL GOBIERNO NOS CONCENDAN LOS DERECHOS, VAMOS A RECLAMARLOS
No decimos que vamos a ser la voz de los quen no tiene voz, eso no lo lo puede ser ni un blog, ni un partido ni un periodico, NOSOTROS DECIMOS QUE LOS CUABNOS DEBEN TENER SU PROPIA VOZ
La solidaridad tiene que ser con lo que el PUEBLO DE CUBA QUIERE: PAZ RECONCILIACION; LIBERTAD
“MI AGRADECIMIENTO A ORLANDO ZAPATA QUE DIO SU VIDA POR SU DIGNIDAD Y DE TODOS LOS CUBANOS”
The voice of the Cuban people – and not money from abroad – will lead the Caribbean nation into the post-Castro era, said Oswaldo Payá, a longtime human rights activist. He said:
One talks about the United States’ money for civil society….the United States’ money won’t cause change in Cuba.
See more of interview in 30-minute video on the Cuba Money Project’s Vimeo channel.
Payá said he and other activists don’t plan to “wait until the government grants us rights.” Instead, he said, they plan to form citizens’ committees and push for free elections. And he said he has hope there will be peaceful change. He said:
Cuban people are waking up.
Payá said all he wants from the United States is “respect for the Cuban people” and “solidarity.” That will help lead to peace and reconciliation, he said.
In 1987, Payá founded the Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba. In 1996 and 1997, he and other members of the movement wrote the Varela Project, a petition drive aimed at changing Cuba’s political system from within. Former President Jimmy Carter was among those who publicly supported the project.
In March 2003, Cuban authorities arrested more than 40 activists and dissidents who had backed the Varela Project and had collected signatures. They were convicted of various charges and given prison terms ranging from 12 to 28 years.
In 2010, Cuban officials began freeing the dissidents before they completed their jail sentences. All are now free. Most accepted exile in Spain and other countries.
Payá, who was not jailed during the 2003 crackdown, has continued his efforts to bring about change in Cuba. His supporters have nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize several times since 2003.
In February 2011, seven Norwegian lawmakers nominated Payá for the prize, which isexpected to be awarded in October.