Almost everyone in my family has fled Cuba. But we won’t run away anymore.


The Cuban flag was raised in downtown Fort Myers on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 and is being waved as part of a march demanding freedom from the Cuban people who are still in Cuba. The event at Fort Myers was called a walk in Cuba. About 1,000 people participated.

The Cuban flag was raised in downtown Fort Myers on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 and is being waved as part of a march demanding freedom from the Cuban people who are still in Cuba. The event at Fort Myers was called a walk in Cuba. About 1,000 people participated.

I got sick at home on Sunday, July 11th and recovered from the flu Euro cup On TV when my social media account exploded with Cuban images Fill the street And protest without fear of their lives.Young people Chant “We want freedom.”

Protests took place in every corner of my beautiful homeland, especially in Havana. My first idea was that this wasn’t possible and this couldn’t really happen. I left Cuba in the spring of 1961 and waited for this moment for the rest of my life. The Cubans have a deep-seated trigger that “this will happen someday”, which will be the beginning of the end of a brutal and unjustified regime.You see, I was waiting 60 years The end of the Communists, for this day to come, Terrorism support The Cuban regime has begun and it should never be possible to push down the Cuban people again.

125,000 Cubans in 1980 He left the country in the Mariel refugee case. Again, 1994 Exodus, Over 35,000 rafters, or Barcelo left Cuba for the United States. This time, the Cubans aren’t interested in leaving a flimsy hood to seek freedom in Miami and elsewhere. This time, the Cubans, who risked their lives completely and were not afraid to be the last element deprived of them, struck the streets to tell the Marxist regime: Communism was dead In Cuba.

Where is my family?

Communist lies and publicity in Cuba have been slowly unraveled over the last three decades.It took Last push Due to lack of COVID-19 vaccine, food shortages and power outages, Cubans on the island are fighting and demonstrating for more freedom than ever before.

Rick Gonzalez and his daughter Isabella in Havana, Cuba, October 2016.

Rick Gonzalez and his daughter Isabella in Havana, Cuba, October 2016.

According to Amnesty International 136 people, mainly journalists and activists, have been detained or missing. Activists and journalists are under house arrest and the government is looking for people to chant “Patria y Vida” – “Homeland and life“-As a supposed instigator.

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It was a week when my intestines hurt. My entire family of over 100 relatives has left Cuba for decades, with the exception of one aunt and one cousin. Both are retired civil servants and have a small side job called Airbnb, one in a three-room apartment. My family and I are worried because the administration blocked all internet access on Sunday. since then, The administration has blocked all communication tools And there was no way to get in touch with them. I’m still not sure if they’re fine. I don’t even know if something happened to them. All we can do is wait and pray.

Support the cause of freedom

As with many other opportunities to promote democracy, we are waiting and hope that the US Government will take the lead.

Cuba is only 90 miles from. Coast Very close and still far away from Florida. We hope that the Cuban people provided by American satellites will have access to the Internet, as did public and private sectors after Hurricane Maria. Devastated Puerto Rico Island 2017..

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Our government can also help the brave people of Cuba by encouraging Cuban leaders Foreign countries that have made huge investments At historic property and resorts throughout the island to limit access to capital in Cuban tyranny unless they meet the demands of protesters.

Rebel protesters will march in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Hundreds of demonstrators traveled to the streets of several Cuba cities to protest the ongoing food shortages and high prices.

Rebel protesters will march in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Hundreds of demonstrators went out to the streets of several cities in Cuba to protest the ongoing food shortages and high food prices.

And finally, our government takes the initiative, Organization of American States The UN Security Council immediately called for a meeting and investigation of all the atrocities released by the Cuban presidential dictator to the Cuban people on Sunday night.

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Rick Gonzalez of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is an architect in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is originally from Cuba.

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