"We need to put the focus on the victims," said Werlau, seated inside the townhouse where she lives and works. "Unfortunately, Cuban exile groups have focused too much on the politics instead of those killed, their families. We have to remember this is not about us."
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Hurricane castro and his toll
Katrina was one of the most destructive- most costly-disaster in US history, with an estimated 1,500 lives lost. There is really no need to link this statement to any particular website, on this the first anniversary there will be plenty of reminders including finger pointing. Katrina is now history, but hurricane castro has endure for more than 47 years, with a force that has devastated Cuba economically, morally, and stripped its people of hope. The death toll by hurricane castro is estimated at over 90,000 dead Cubans. If you do not believe me, pay a quick visit to www.cubaarchives.org, and read this article about the selfless folks that are doing the count. Here is a paragraph that I found particularly interesting and telling.