Monday, May 22, 2006

Tirelessly fighting ON!

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This is Fermin Lorenzo, his wife Manuela is pictured below. These two tireless individuals represent the Cuban Freedom group "Jesucristo-José Martí-República de Cuba." The goal of the group is the legal return of Cuba to democracy via legal means. Folks this means through the courts, the Hague, the US Supreme Court, France and Spain, being that these are the countries that signed the Treaty of Paris. I do not critisize them, they do more in one day, than most of us do in a lifetime. Every Saturday the group (whose numbers I do not know), gather at the bust statue of José Martí in Echo Park, Los Angeles to pray, and to peacefully protest the "diabolic" regime that now runs the island.

Every year that I attend the Cuban Festival in Los Angeles, Fermin and Manuela are ever present. Fermin hands out the literature, while Manuela watches over their little information stand. Each year they are a little older, a litte slower, but the fire that pushes them forward in their desire for a FREE CUBA is never less extinguished.

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3 comments:

Alfredo said...

God Bless them! How many have given up and do nothing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful article. These are my parents. Fermin Lorenzo past away on Feb 21, 2009 at the age of 83 years old. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

Orlando said...

Please accept my condolences. I am always saddened when a Cuban dies so far from the land that saw him borne. Fermin will be missed, but the fruits his labor will live on in the hundred of thousands Cubans hoping to free the island for the agonizing tyranny that has consumed its oxygen for the last 50 years. May Fermin rest in peace!