Cuban artist Yotuel Romero is invited to the IX Summit of the Americas to participate in the “Civil Society Forum and Dialogue between Civil Society, Social Actors, and High-Level Government Representatives,” according to an official letter shared by the musician on social media.
“Too proud to defend the human rights of a people suffering from a terrible dictatorship. For you, Maykel Osorbo, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, José Daniel Ferrer and the Cuban political prisoners. For all, Homeland and Life”, Romero said this Monday on his Facebook profile, in which he shows the invitation received from the Secretariat of the Summits of the Americas, of the Organization of American States.
The invitation informs him that “he has been confirmed as a general participant in the Civil Society Forum, and the Dialogue between Civil Society, Social Actors, and High-Level Government Representatives, to be held within the framework of the IX Summits of the Americas,” which will take place between June 6 and 8, in the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.
The letter explains that “the objective of the Civil Society Forum is to provide a space where representatives of civil society and social actors will have the opportunity to meet to exchange ideas and lessons learned on the thematic axes of the IX Summit of the Americas, as well as finalize the recommendations that will be presented in the Dialogue between Civil Society, Social Actors and High-Level Government Representatives”.
After sharing this invitation, a user commented that “dictators don’t sleep today. Congratulations, it is time to speak loud and clear for our people who have no voice.
“Please continue like this, one day we will be free and we will not be afraid to shout PATRIA Y VIDA, without being jailed or shot in the middle of the forehead”; “Temperance, sanity, equanimity. Go well prepared! And besides, enjoy a lot for all of us. From the heart and hope, we trust in you”; Perfect, you undeniably represent Cuba more and better than those trained dinosaurs and parrots repeating slogans. Congratulations to all of us, today Cuban freedom is a little closer”; “Blessings thousands, may the bells of freedom not stop ringing, raise your voice for these thousands of Cubans who need a change,” commented other Internet users.
The Summit of the Americas has generated great controversy at the regional level, after the United States government decided not to invite members of Nicolás Maduro’s cabinet in Venezuela or Daniel Ortega’s executive in Nicaragua, where representatives of the Cuban regime will also be absent. .
The Joe Biden administration announced that, in the case of the Caribbean island, they would only have the presence of activists and members of Cuban civil society, to prevent Díaz-Canel and his allies from using the regional meeting as a platform for political propaganda. , in the midst of the growing violence and repression to which the people are subjected.
The Cuban leader himself stated, from his official Twitter account, that “under no circumstances” will he go to the summit, to be held from June 6 to 10, and accused the US president of organizing a non-inclusive event.