Cuban Dictatorship Accused of Sinking Boat with Migrants

At least seven migrants died, including a two-year-old girl.

Newsroom (November 6, 2022, 1:10 PM, Gaudium Press) The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), Eduardo Cardet Concepcion, pointed out that the sinking of a boat with 23 migrants, including a two-year-old girl, would have been caused by officials of the Cuban dictatorship.

Last Saturday, the 29th, a speedboat that had left Miami and picked up a group of Cubans sank after being hit by a Border Guard Troops boat north of Bahía Honda. This caused the death of at least seven people, including a two-year-old girl, Elizabeth Meizoso.

Diana Meizoso, Elizabeth’s mother, told Radio Martí: “We got on the boat, and when we left, he (the driver) slowed down because he was blocked on all sides because another boat was coming. When we passed them, he (the border guard) said: ‘Now I’m going to break them in half,’ and then he hit us and broke the boat in half. Diana lost consciousness, and at that moment her daughter disappeared.

Cardet stated that we “regret” and “consider unacceptable” the deaths that occurred in Bahía Honda. “Once again, the people of Cuba, ordinary Cubans, lose because of a regime that is blind, entrenched in power and that does not recognize the legitimate demands of the Cuban people,” he pointed out.

The MCL was created by a group of laypeople from the Parish of the Hill in Havana, Cuba, in 1988. It is a Christian-inspired, non-denominational civic-political movement with the aim of promoting human rights and working for reconciliation and peaceful transformation of the country.

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With information from Aciprensa

Compiled by Zephania Gangl

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