Friday, March 29, 2013

Eliecer Avila announces new political organization

Cuba: Eliecer Avila announces new political organization
March 28, 2013

HAVANA TIMES – The young Cuban political activist Eliecer Avila said
Tuesday in a video posted on YouTube from Poland, that the new
organization Somos+ (We are+), aims to "unite wills" to "negotiate" with
the Cuban government.

"We all win if we unite and we really negotiate, move that huge rock
that is politics in Cuba," said Avila. "I'm willing to spend my youth,
this energy, these years with you (…) to face this struggle and succeed."

"We want to do our bit to promote policies, laws, projects within Cuba
that allow us to build" another reality, he announced.

According to Diario de Cuba, the activist did not say how many people
currently make up Somos+, organization that Avila says will reflect
"the real thinking of many people in the street."

Eliecer is known for having questioned former Cuban parliament chair
Ricardo Alarcon a few years ago at a meeting at the UCI computer
university about Cuba's policy on exit visas and travel.

As of January of this year the exit visa was dropped.

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