Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Cuban Americans lost in the new generations roots with Cuba and influence in Washington.
The dialogue of the Cubans in the Nation is of strategic importance for Las Americas and will decided the next future of the hemispheric relations with the United States.
This is a much more capital than the U.S. embargo because of its greater political nature affecting even the U.S. internal politics.
El dialogo de los cubanos en la Nacion reviste un caracter estrategico para Las Americas y va a decidir el futuro cercano de las relaciones hemisfericas con Estados Unidos.
Este es un tema mucho mas capital que el embargo norteamericano debido a su mayor naturaleza politica que afectara incluso la politica interna norteamericana
by Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34233.
According to former President Carter on racism(*) in America has entered politics when Obama is criticized for its political lines. This is the same historical racism in America that destroyed the Tampa Revolutionary Party founded by Jose Marti, and today could permanently divide and weaken the Cuban nation and the Cuban lobby in the Congress.Without roots with Cuba, in the next future, after two generation more, we can be disappeared as a cuban community in United States as historically happens with another communities in this country.
(*)"Ironically, racial divisions within the Cuban community marred certain pretenses of ethnic solidarity. During the late nineteenth century the emigre community in Ybor City worked to liberate Cuba from Spanish control. Those involved in the nationalist movement were dedicated to a “Cuba Libre” (11). Yet for many of the Afro Cubans who joined white Cubans in providing critical economic, political, and military support, race remained a factor and at times a barrier in organizing efforts for the Cuban War for Independence. Prominent Afro-Cuban leaders, including Bruno Roig, Cornelio Brito, and Paulina and Ruperto Pedroso, endured racial animosities within and outside of revolutionary organizations.
When the Cuban patriot and national hero Jose Marti was invited by the Club Ignacio Agramonte in November 1891 to visit Ybor City, he was determined to directly confront the racism within the Cuban community. Marti recognized the importance of incorporating Afro Cubans into the nationalist movement. In his famous “Liceo” speech, Marti demanded that white Cubans alter their racist attitudes in the name of a “Cuba Libre” by reminding Cubans that this would be a “revolution [in which] all Cubans, regardless of color have participated” (12). To maximize his base of support, Marti’s words had to be inclusive and yet critical of those who employed racist tactics and practices. He achieved this tenuous balance by requesting that Cubans put aside the racial divisions that stood in the way of a unified nationalist movement. His tactic for diffusing racial divisions was to construct an ethnic identity, a Cubanidad, strong enough to overcome racial differences. Moreover, the need to do so underscored the fact that racism was not exclusively a problem of the United States."
From:( The Afro-Cuban Community in Ybor City and Tampa, 1886-1910
Nancy Raquel Mirabal doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Michigan. She is working on a dissertation that explores the relationship among race, ethnicity, and identity. )
Obama prolongs the U.S.
embargo of Cuba a year.
A house divided against itself, it will disappear ... and when that happens, without any cubanamerican community as strong lobby in Washington, the relationship between Cuba and the United States will be for ever tense and complex influencing in the whole America area as is happening now, with no gain or profit for anyone ..
A house divided against itself, it will disappear.More than twenty years ago when I was living with my family in Cuba,the cuban goverment took the decision to quietly invite a Cuban-American legislator to visit Cuba and discuss the problems between the two Cuban communities, but on that occasion had no such support in Miami and the visit was not even considered, much less a protocol for dialogue within the nation, both in Miami and Havana. Today I see that happening as well, history repeats itself, although it remains the policy of Raul Castro in Cuba to discuss everything except the sovereignty and independence of the island.
Taliban groups which are also called Cuban exile intransigent positions worthy of the age of the caves are today the main obstacle to the commencement of negotiations between Havana and Washington on the basis of preliminary discussions between Cuban-American leaders and executives Cubans on the island.
Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34233.
Una casa dividida contra si misma, desaparecera...
y cuando esto suceda, cuando no tengamos un grupo fuerte de cabilderos cubanoamericanos en Washington, las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos seran eternamente tensas y complejas influyendo en toda el area America como ahora esta ocurriendo, sin ninguna ganancia para nadie.
Hace mas de veinte anos,cuando yo estaba viviendo con mi familia en Cuba, se tomo la decision de invitar discretamente a un legislador cubano americano para que recorriera Cuba y discutiera los problemas entre las dos comunidades cubanas, pero en aquella oportunidad no tuvo ningun tipo de apoyo en Miami y la visita no siquiera fue considerada, mucho menos un protocolo de dialogo en el seno de La Nacion, tanto en Miami como en La Habana.Hoy veo que esta pasando lo mismo,se repite la historia, pese a que se mantiene la linea politica de Raul Castro en Cuba de discutirlo todo, menos la soberania y la independencia de la isla.Los grupos talibanes del que asimismo se denomina exilio intransigente cubano con posiciones dignas de la edad de las cavernas son hoy por hoy el principal obstaculo para que comiencen las negociaciones entre La Habana y Washington sobre la base de conversaciones previas entre lideres cubano-americanos y dirigentes cubanos de la isla.