Cubans Residing in the U.S. to Hold Forum in Washington on Saturday
Havana, April 26 (RHC)—The First National Gathering of Cubans residents in the United States will take place Saturday, April 28, in Washington.
The meeting, which was called by the Cuban Interest Section in the US capital, has been considered a significant event for the deepening of relations between Cuban society and its emigration, said political analyst Andres Gomez, cited by PL news agency.
The forum takes place as part of existing relations between the Cuban emigration and the island nation, particularly those who currently live in the United States. Such links have gone through a long and fruitful path following the first actions taken by the Cuban government and sectors of the Cuban emigration in the 1970s.
There is much to be done to achieve the necessary changes in Washington´s Cuba policy, marked by aggressiveness against the wellbeing of the Cuban people, Gomez said.
A large part of our emigration continues to be inactive and our major challenge is to activate it towards achieving those changes, he pointed out.
Some 400 trips by Cuban living abroad to the island in 2011 unquestionably proved the feeling of the Cuban emigration to maintain relations with their nation, as well as wide support of the advancement in this regard, Gomez explained.
The meeting to take place on Saturday will be attended by members of Cuban organizations making up the Alianza Martiana Coallition, such as the Antonio Maceo Brigade, the Jose Marti Association and the Cuban Community Workers´ Association; as well as the Miami-based Circulo Bolivariano and Christian Women in Defense of the Family.