Tuesday, January 6, 2015

From a street corner in Havana

Deysi Mata Nuñez: "We love the American people."
While in Havana few weeks ago, I asked a woman what she thought of news that the U.S. and Cuba were renewing diplomatic ties.
"Enough blood, enough hate," said Deysi Mata Nuñez, as tears streamed down her cheeks. "We need peace."
Nuñez, 66, thanked President Barack Obama for releasing three Cuban intelligence agents — Antonio Guerrero, 56, Gerardo Hernandez, 49, and Ramon Labañino, 51 — who had been jailed since 1998.
"I've prayed for them every night," said Nuñez, who sat on a street corner selling homemade cloth dolls for about a dollar each. "I've asked God for their freedom. I have to shout it out to the world because justice was done at last.
“We love the American people. We love people who want peace, no matter what country they’re from or what color they are.”
A sign behind the Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos, or ICAP.

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