Friday, February 21, 2014

Details of Insularity

Details of Insularity / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on February 20, 2014

Historically, we Cubans have been separated politically, and although
diversity is healthy for free thought and democracy, we have been marked
by the extreme of what we wish to attain and defended it at all costs.

José Martí never was understood by those upper military leaders who
accompanied him, and his death, in a certain way, was caused by them.
Before, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes also had his political enemies inside
the mambisa rebels, until he was removed as the President of the
Republic in Arms, and replaced with Salvador Cisneros Betancourt; then
they left him alone and without protection in San Lorenzo, and there is
a version of someone confessing at some moment that it was a betrayal of
the high command of the insurrection.

Political struggle has been a constant in Cuban history; inequality
existed even within the same parties. The day that we learn to listen
and understand one another will be the day we have the force to change
our society. But first we have to start with ourselves, an unfinished
subject for all Cubans. Until then, unity is till a pending issue, and
the freedom of Cuba is compromised.

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats

Lawton Prison Settlement, February 2014

Please follow the link to sign the petition to have the dissident Angel
Santiesteban declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.

Translated by Regina Anavy

Source: Details of Insularity / Angel Santiesteban | Translating Cuba -

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