Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cuban dissidents at odds over U.S. aid

The Cuba Money Project's new Vimeo video channel is now online.
Cuban dissidents disagree over the role the U.S. government ought to play in Cuba's transition to the post-Castro era.
That much was clear from six interviews with dissident leaders in Havana. You can find the interviews on a new Vimeo channel I set up for the Cuba Money Project website.
The six interviews are with Martha Beatriz Roque, Elizardo Sanchez, Hector Palacios, Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Miriam Leiva and Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, also known as Antunez.
In the coming weeks and months, I plan to post more than a dozen more video interviews with not only dissidents but Cubans who support the socialist government.
I also hope to do additional interviews in Havana, Washington and Miami this summer to better understand wide-ranging points of view on issues surrounding U.S. democracy programs in Cuba.
I am interested in hearing diverse perspectives, and want to eventually set up a way to record and post Skype interviews with people who want to express their opinion.

Link: Cuba Money Project video page


Rich Haney said...

I believe "Along the Malecon" and "Cuba Money Project" have emerged as the best and fairest views of what's actually going on in Cuba as well as what's actually going on to internally and externally undermine the revolutionary government. The six interviews with the dissidents on the island impressed me considerably from their standpoints, and I am not one desirous of a new government in Cuba, especailly till I have an idea of what would replace it. To simply say the U. S. supports a Batista, a Pinochet, etc., is not sufficient. I look forward to hearing from government supporters on the island, especially those not employed by the government. They, too, deserve a voice just as the dissidents you interviewed did. Congratulations. It is a two-sided story and those not in it for money or other personal gain are the ones who deserve to be at the forefront of the looming post-Castro era on that beautiful island populated with beautiful people. Most of all, Cuba deserves sovereignty,not foreign dominance and not a Civil War, and I believe sovereignty is what will eventually evolve.

Tracey Eaton said...

Thanks, Rich....
I have many more videos to come...