Miami, Florida- April 17, 2019- The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance-The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance receives the promulgation of this measure, on the April 17 anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, as a firm step to combat the financing of atrocities by the communist regime of Cuba inside and outside the country. The impunity to this day has only served to sustain the Castro criminal regime for six decades and has allowed the export of destruction and repression to other countries, such as Venezuela and Nicaragua.
On March 11 of this year, the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, together with prominent Cuban exile organizations and leaders of the Nicaraguan and Venezuelan exile community, sent President Donald J. Trump a public letter and a signed banner, asking him for the full implementation of Titles III and IV of the "Law of Cuban Freedom and Solidarity" (Helms-Burton Law).
In addition, the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance congratulates all legislators and elected state and federal officials who have fought so hard for this victory. The leadership shown by Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, and Congressman Mario Diaz Balart will never be forgotten. This request from the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance was supported by elected officials of the Miami-Dade County government and the municipal governments of the City of Miami and Coral Gables. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermúdez, City of Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés Fauli, Miami-Dade County Commissioners Jose "Pepe" Diaz and Esteban L. Bovo, and Commissioners of the City of Miami Joe Carollo, Willy Gort and Manolo Reyes have all signed a public letter to the President supporting his position regarding Cuba and urging the administration to fully implement Titles III and IV. These officials have also signed the banner "Yes to Title III and IV" that includes the signatures of community leaders which will be sent to President Trump.
The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness of the advantages the communist regime receives through the use of confiscated properties and financing of repression. "Don’t Aid Theft"/"No Ayudes el Robo" consisted of public demonstrations, caravans, educational materials, propaganda in community media and billboards in key areas as well as transportation means among other initiatives. This campaign counted on the collaboration of many, including Cubans inside the Island, Venezuelans and exiled Nicaraguans who personally understand the level of cruelty perpetrated by the communist regime of Cuba. The communist regime of Cuba, in its official news at noon broadcast of April 16, attacked the Cuban exile community and organizations represented in the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance due to the implementation request made to the Trump Administration and added that the Cuban exiles feel elated before the application of Titles III and IV. The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, in a meeting held today with National Security Advisor John Bolton, presented to President Donald Trump’s administration additional proposals of vital importance towards the ultimate objective of freedom for Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. This is a great victory for all the victims of the Cuban communist regime, and it is a sign of hope for those around the world who aspire to one day have their fundamental human rights respected.