Estados Unidos 18 junio 2018

Inspire America propone a Trump 10 iniciativas para cercar al régimen cubano

En una carta dirigida al presidente de EEUU, la organización propone una serie de puntos clave para "finalizar el trabajo de revertir las políticas implementadas por la Administración Obama" hacia la isla.

La organización Inspire America Foundation, que aboga por el fin de la apertura hacia Cuba, agradeció este lunes al presidente Donald Trump el cambio de políticahacia el régimen y le pidió que considere 10 iniciativas, como la vuelta de la isla a la lista de estados patrocinadores del terrorismo.

En una carta dirigida al presidente Trump, Inspire America Foundation, con sede en Miami, solicita a Trump que ponga en marcha iniciativas encaminadas a "finalizar el trabajo de revertir las políticas implementadas por la Administración Obama" en relación con Cuba.

Para ello, los 25 miembros de la junta de esta organización, entre ellos el exalcalde de Miami y nuevo director de la Oficina de Transmisiones hacia Cuba (OCB) de EEUU, Tomás Regalado, y el periodista e intelectual Carlos Alberto Montaner, solicitan a la Administración Trump que aplique "10 iniciativas clave".

La primera es emitir una "directiva presidencial" que requiera a todas las agencias gubernamentales el cumplimiento de la ley de Libertad Cubana y Solidaridad Democrática (Libertad, por su nombre), que exige la revisión de sus políticas hacia Cuba para la promoción de tres objetivos.

El primero de ellos, "condicionar la transición política solo después de la fijación de elecciones libres supervisadas internacionalmente", tras el restablecimiento de las "libertades básicas y la liberación de los presos políticos".

Pide además la resolución de las "reclamaciones" de propiedades estadounidenses en la isla.

A continuación, la organización solicita a Trump que "reinstale el régimen en la lista de Estados patrocinadores del terrorismo", ya que, dice la carta, el "régimen continúa trabajando con Corea del Norte, Siria e Irán".

En ese contexto, Inspire America Foundation sostiene que "Israel tiene informes creíbles" de la presencia de una base del (grupo terrorista) Hezbollah en Cuba.

Marcell Felipe

Estados Unidos formalizó la salida de Cuba de la lista de Estados que patrocinan el terrorismo el 29 de mayo de 2015, como parte del proceso de normalización de las relaciones bilaterales anunciado a finales de 2014.

En cuanto a Venezuela, "funcionarios del régimen", sostiene la carta, implementan "tácticas de terror contra la población civil y continúan apoyando a las guerrillas colombianas, y han sido señalados en los atentados contra la vida de funcionarios elegidos democráticamente".

Asimismo, la organización pide el fin de los visados, incluidos los de intercambio cultural, para los "matones del régimen y los violadores de los derechos humanos", así como la "mejora de los programas de ayuda a la democracia cubana".

El grupo pide además al mandatario estadounidense que "degrade la representación diplomática en la isla de Embajada a Sección de Intereses" e interrumpa la cooperación para la "Aplicación de la Ley", basado en que el régimen cubano proporciona "santuario a los terroristas y criminales estadounidenses" y coopera con los carteles de la droga.

Otra iniciativa que considera clave la organización es la concesión a los fiscales federales (estadounidenses) de autoridad, a su "discreción", para "acusar" al exgobernante cubano Raúl Castro.

Según Inspire America Foundation, los fiscales federales han buscado autorización para "procesar a Raúl Castro por narcotráfico y asesinato de ciudadanos estadounidenses inocentes, pero las Administraciones (estadounidenses) anteriores se han negado a permitir que los fiscales hagan su trabajo".

La carta destaca como "piedra angular" de los logros alcanzados desde la visita de Trump a Miami la elección de Regalado como director de la OCB.

"Estados Unidos no puede aceptar ningún estado enemigo en sus fronteras, activamente minando los intereses nacionales en el mundo, exportando espías y criminales a las ciudades estadounidenses, protegiendo terroristas", concluye la carta firmada por periodistas, intelectuales y activistas.

Entre los miembros de la junta de Inspire America Foundation figuran personalidades como Modesto Maidique, exrector de la Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU); el exsubsecretario de Estado de EEUU y exembajador en Venezuela Otto Reich y el expreso político y exembajador de EEUU en la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de la ONU Armando Valladares.

Texo Integro de la Fundación Inpire América al presidente Donald Trump

June 16th, 2018

President Donald J. Trump

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

A year ago, you came to Miami and announced a reversal of the prior Administration’s appeasement policy towards the Castro regime. It was very much welcomed by Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez”, who served 18 years in prison and still bravely fights the regime on a daily basis, as well as by exiles, such as Cary Roque, who served over two decades in prison. It was very much welcomed by strategists who understand the national security implications of having an enemy at your border, particularly one which, along with Iran represents the biggest intelligence threat to the US after China and Russia. It was welcomed by Cuban Americans who voted for you by 2-1 margins.

Your decision to create a specific list of entities controlled by the Regime was crucial to cutting off a good portion of their blood money. The Regime only liberalizes its economy when it has no source of income. The Obama administration’s policies resulted in the Regime increasing its repression on freedoms and free enterprise.

Moreover, the historic visit to Miami, captured in a symbolic handshake with Antunez as you descended from Air Force One, lifted the hopes of a nation longing for freedom. It was also a very much needed vindication given that the prior US President offered the same handshake to the dying Regime.

The cornerstone of the achievements reached since your visit to Miami, is the appointment of Tomas Regalado, as Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). Under his leadership, we are convinced, that this vital agency will finally fulfil the role which President Reagan envisioned for it. The technology and ingenuity to allow Radio and TV Marti to reach the Cuban people with quality content has existed for some time, but now we finally have the political will to use them.

Mayor Regalado’s appointment highlights how naming qualified people is key to implementing good policy. That is why we welcome the appointments of Secretary Pompeo and National Security Advisor, John Bolton, both of whom were added since your visit. There are, however, numerous others posts still held by the same people who eagerly adopted the former administration’s disastrous appeasement policy. We urge your Administration to review these appointments as well.

Mr. President, it is now time to finish the job of reversing the policies implemented by the Obama administration. To that end, we ask that your Administration consider taking the following ten (10) key initiatives:

o Issue a Presidential Directive asking all agencies to Comply with the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act. This requires that all US government agencies dealing with Cuba should revise their policy to ensure the promotion of these objectives:

(1) condition the transition of policy only upon the scheduling of internationally supervised free elections, scheduled after basic freedoms are restored and political prisoners released,

(2) counter the regimes threats to US national security, including its use of immigration policies (requiring increased vetting process); its intelligence efforts in the US and Latin America; and its sponsorship of terrorism,

(3) resolve US property claims.

o No more visas (including Cultural Exchange Visas) for Regime Thugs/Human Rights Violators. Empower the Cuban people to name regime oppressors and thugs to a list requiring increased vetting of the named individuals guilty of acts of torture, oppression or murder or who work for the Regime’s military or security forces. End the Cultural Exchange by which the Regime’s officially approved artists, who censor and repress their peers in Cuba, are allowed to put on politicized shows that make them money in the US. In exchange, rather than have free flow of American artists, we are instead allowed only to take American tourists aboard luxury cruise ships to witness carefully orchestrated Regime shows, while they eat at their all-you-can stuff buffet lines. It is not an exchange, much less a free or cultural one.

o Improve Cuban Democracy Aid Programs to ensure aid is only available to those projects which advocate for the obtainment of the objectives of the Libertad Act: the release of political prisoners and establishment of basic freedoms followed by internationally supervised free elections.

o Reinstate the Regime to the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. The Regime continues to work with North Korea, Syria and Iran. Israel has credible reports of a Hezbollah base in Cuba. In Venezuela regime officials implement terror tactics against the civilian population and continues to support Colombian guerrillas and has been implicated in attempts on the life of democratically elected officials.

o New Cuba-threat assessment/training for government personnel. Conduct a new threat assessment and provide new training on such assessment to all personnel whose duties include policy making on Cuba, and who were previously trained using materials prepared by US Defense Intelligence analyst and convicted Regime spy, Ana Belen Montes.

o Downgrade the diplomatic representation on the island from Embassy to Interest Section. Embassy conveys a sense of legitimacy to the Regime, which it does not have as a consequence of not having the consent of the people livings on the island. Given the low functionality of the embassy at the moment, there are little practical setbacks to doing so.

o Discontinue “Law Enforcement” Cooperation, based on (1) the Regime’s providing sanctuary to American terrorists and criminals, (2) the Regime’s cooperation with drug trafficking organizations, including those in Venezuela, (3) the Regime’s provision of sanctuary to Cuban nationals who defraud the US government and return to Cuba.

o Allow federal prosecutors discretion to indict Raul Castro. Federal prosecutors have sought authorization to indict Raul Castro for drug trafficking and murder of innocent American Citizens but prior administrations have refused to allow prosecutors to do their job.

o Reduce the flow of money to the Regime by expanding the list of entities controlled by the Regime’s military to include ACOREC and others, and by prohibiting US Companies from violating forced labor conventions. Prevent US Companies from complying with the Regime’s requirement that foreign investors pay Cuban employees only 8% of their salary, while 92% is paid to the Regime. Supplement the list of entities controlled by the military to include entities like ACOREC, the primary employment source of retired Regime military officials.

o Enforce Title III and IV of the Libertad Act. Obama’s Executive Order opened the door for more foreign and U.S. companies to exploit property illegally confiscated from U.S. citizens without compensation. Deny US Visas to those who deal and traffic in property of US Citizens.

Mr. President, it is in the US interest to have reliable, friendly and democratic government in Cuba. The US cannot accept an enemy state, at its border, actively undermining US interests around the world, exporting their spies and criminals to US cities, protecting terrorists and cop killers, engaging in drug trafficking, attacking our allies in the region and suppressing basic human freedoms 90 miles from our shores. Taking the steps above will give us a Cuba Policy that puts America First.

Sincerely,

Marcell Felipe, Chair

for the Advisory Board

Fuente: martinoticias.com / EFE

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