[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Cuba Summit Cancelled

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Cuba Summit Cancelled

Courtesy of NetForCuba.org:




For Immediate Release

June 14, 2005


Although we don't know if it was the intense pressure from the
Cuban-American alumni community or due to the approaching hurricane,
we applaud the cancellation of the National Summit on Cuba at
Spring Hill College.

The summit originally planned to have approximately 100 guests
attending, but was only able to host about 40 visitors. They met in a
lounge of the Riverview Plaza, the hotel where summit speakers and
organizers were staying. We will attempt to approach the President of
Spring Hill, Fr. George Lucey, S.J., Archbishop of Mobile Oscar
Lipscomp and Fr. Christopher Viscardi, S.J. to educate them on the fact
that the Castro regime is a repressive regime.

"It is naive for anyone to believe that by engaging in a dialogue with
Castro's supporters in the United States that they, in turn, will
convince Castro to become a nice dictator after more than 46 years of
oppressing the Cuban people." said Arthur Estopinan, class of 1987 and
Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. "The lifting of the
Cuban embargo and the easing of the U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba
represents millions of dollars for the folks who participated in the Cuban
Summit in Mobile, AL. They are willing to look the other way and ignore
Castro's despicable dictatorship for a quick buck".

All of the members hosting the conference were Castro apologists who
want to economically benefit from the misery and suffering from Castro's
inhumane conditions towards the Cuban people.

In addition, Eddy Acevedo, class of 2005 and Staff Assistant to
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, said, “ It is our job now to
educate the administration of Spring Hill College on the realities that
are going on in Cuba and the injustices in the country.”
I'm sure the approach of Tropical Storm Arlene had a lot to do with the poor attendance, but hey...looks like the weather gods got it right!

Wonder what happened to "Canoe Man"?


Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

Did you have anything to do with it, Robert?

6:00 PM, June 16, 2005  
Blogger Robert said...

Hmmmm, can't reveal my secrets!

7:09 PM, June 16, 2005  

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