President Obama's statement on Cuban human rights from the Los Angeles Times on March 24, 2010.
"Recent events in Cuba, including the tragic death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the repression visited upon Las Damas de Blanco, and the intensified harassment of those who dare to give voice to the desires of their fellow Cubans, are deeply disturbing.
These events underscore that instead of embracing an opportunity to enter a new era, Cuban authorities continue to respond to the aspirations of the Cuban people with a clenched fist.
Today, I join my voice with brave individuals across Cuba and a growing chorus around the world in calling for an end to the repression, for the immediate, unconditional release of all political prisoners in Cuba and for respect for the basic rights of the Cuban people.
During the course of the past year, I have taken steps to reach out to the Cuban people and to signal my desire to seek a new era in relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba. I remain committed to supporting the simple desire of the Cuban people to freely determine their future and to enjoy the rights and freedoms that define the Americas, and that should be universal to all human beings".
Mr. President, I hope your are able to discern the truth of the Castro (50year) ruling class and the constant repression, fear tactics and beatings done to the people of Cuba. Simple because they want CHANGE and to Transform their country from a cold war mentality of hatred to a renewed consciouness of loving one another, respect, freedom and embracing their brothers and sisters in Exile. .
With all you have going on in the USA, Thank you for taking the time on the Cuba issue of human rights, NOW!
United We Stand!