Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Struggle for Democracy in Cuba Recognized in Stockholm, Sweden

Member of Parliament Christian Holm introducing John Suarez

Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation launched a new webpage on the situation in Cuba on March 19, 2013. A luncheon seminar was organized to observe it. The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation issued the following post on the seminar and the video below:

Luncheon on the Struggle for Democracy in Cuba

 March 19, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organized a luncheon in Stockholm with the Cuban democracy activist John Suarez, on the developments in the country.

John Suarez is the International Secretary of the Cuban Democratic Directorate, an NGO working for human rights in the country. Issues such as the fate of Oswaldo Payá and the Cuban regime’s brutal violence against dissidents, were discussed at the seminar.

Cuba is a planned, centralized economy, a communist one-party state where no other parties are permitted. After Fidel Castro’s illness in 2006 hope of reform was spread, but the small changes that have occurred since then are merely symbolic actions without any real value.

The seminar was moderated by the Swedish MP Christian Holm, who also presented the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation’s new webpage Cuba Libre.

Watch the seminar

  Visit Cuba Libre

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