A group of American boat owners from Florida is preparing basic humanitarian aid items for Cubans fighting for their freedom on the island.
“We are just bringing supplies. They are trying to create a group to take on water, food, medicine, whatever we can to take a Cuba,” Dennis Suayero said, according to The Blaze July 15.
He added, “We are just waiting for the approval so we can enter and give it to them.”
For his part, Cuban artist and influencer Santiago Rivero expanded on the information, saying, “We’re going to Havana. If we have to intervene, if we have to stay, we’ll do what we have to do,” Newsweek quoted him as saying.
“The [U.S.] president has done nothing, supposedly. At a minimum, we want to stand at the border of what are the Havana limits,” he added.
At least one of the ships planned to leave Pelican Harbor Marina in North Bay Village and arrive in Cuba. There is no certainty that it will have completed the trip, which takes about 10 hours.
These demonstrations of support for the people of Cuba are the most concrete on record, given that the Biden administration, after initially dodging the real causes, said that they were rebelling in search of freedom, said they were protesting for vaccines, and supplies.
In turn, President Biden’s Secretary of Domestic Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, son of Cuban immigrants, denied entry by sea to the United States for islanders attempting to emigrate from the island.
Given that Cubans are in full rebellion against the communist regime that has oppressed them for 62 years, Mayorkas’ response is inconsistent, according to the July 14 Daily Wire.
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump and many lawmakers support the Cuban people in these difficult times.
“I stand in total solidarity with the freedom fighters in Cuba and the brave Cuban Americans who have watched their families suffer in the motherland at the hands of this heartless and brutal regime,” Trump said via Telegram.
He added: “The Biden Administration is squandering a historic opportunity to stand for freedom and human rights in our home region. The Biden Administration is betraying the freedom-loving people of Cuba. I fought for Cuba, they didn’t.”
Likewise, at least 30 legislators joined Florida Republican Representative Mario Diaz-Balart’s initiative, in which he requested international support to free Cuba.
“Today, I led a letter to @POTUS urging him to stand firmly with the Cuban people by placing democracy and human rights at the forefront of the administration’s approach, and lead a coordinated, global effort for #Cuba’s freedom. #SOSCuba,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Even more forceful was the request from Florida Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, who demands a decisive response from the Biden administration in support of the Cubans, including a request to the UN to investigate the Cuban communist regime’s abuses against the inhabitants.
“The Biden administration needs to take concrete action now! The United States needs to support the people of Cuba in their struggle for freedom and democracy”, she wrote on her Twitter account
In another message, Salazar demands that Secretary of State Antony Blinken fulfill his promise to consult with Cubans on the decisions he makes regarding Cuba.
“Secretary Blinken must keep his word! The Secretary of State testified before the Congressional Foreign Relations Committee, under oath, and told me that he would engage with Cuban exiles before making any decisions regarding Cuba,” Salazar wrote. Secretary Blinken’s promise is heard in the second video.