We are proud to announce the the theme for the first campaign conducted by Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty....
May is an important month for Cuba, but not because of the ridiculous annual May day parades that fidel castro implemented so many years ago. No, May is important because May 20th is the day Cubans around the world celebrate independence day. Cuba was a Spanish colony for more than 400 years.
But the more things change the more they stay the same. The current Spanish government has proven itself to be tone deaf to the pleas of Cuban dissidents, preferring instead to follow a policy that suits Spanish hoteliers and other Spanish investors in Cuba. The same kind of policy that many accused the United States of implementing in pre-castro days. Except that according to former Earl E.T. Smith, U.S. Ambassador to Cuba in the late 50s, in his book, The Fourth Floor, Cuba had its best economic year ever in 1957.
Today Spain is a vulture feeding off the dead carcass of a broken nation. We intend to send a message to Spain with this campaign. We intend to speak firmly and with conviction. We intend to call a spade, a spade. Spain has found a way to sink its colonial hooks into Cuba again more than 100 years later.
If you are interested in sponsoring this campaign against Spanish exploitation of Cubans please email me to receive the full campaign proposal. Please identify your blog in the email. If you are simply interested in donating toward making this campaign happen you can do so at BUCL.org.
For the rest of you, stay tuned as we get closer to Cuban independence day. We'll soon be revealing more about this campaign.
In the meantime get educated on Spain by reading about it here, here, here, here, and here.