Jun 28 2016
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement after meeting with Cuban dissidents:
“Every time I meet with Cuba’s dissidents, I am inspired by their heroism and reminded of the important work they are doing on the island to achieve a truly free and democratic Cuba. The men and women who visited me today have been jailed, beaten, threatened, censored and generally had their lives made miserable by the Castro regime. In Cuba, these men and women are feared for their principles and courage, but in America, they are always welcome in my office.
“I believe I will see a free and democratic Cuba in my lifetime, but only if the United States supports Cuban civil society groups and patriots like this, and stops enriching and supporting their oppressors. Individuals like these are the ones we should be defending, legitimizing, going to baseball games with, and doing everything we can do to support.”
Below are photos taken from Rubio’s meeting with Cuban dissidents:
Note: All photos can be credited to the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.