A section of LeJeune Avenue in Miami will be named Oswaldo Payá Way in honor of the greatest deceased Cuban opponent.
The information was confirmed by his daughter, Rosa María Payá, to Radio Televisión Martí, who specified that Oswaldo Payá Way will extend from 11th Street in Northwest Miami to 14th.
The coordinator of the Cuba Decide citizen platform reported that the inaugural ceremony is planned to be next July 21 at 10:00 in the morning.
Regarding the naming of the street, the family of Cuban opponent Oswaldo Payá hopes that the inauguration will encourage federal legislators to establish the same name for the street of the Cuban regime’s embassy in Washington D.C.
The bill sponsored by Miami-Dade Commissioners Rebeca Sosa and José Pepe Díaz received the support of elected politicians from the county, the City of Miami and the state legislature.
In addition, the bill naming a section of LeJeune’s Oswaldo Payá Way was signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the delivery of the Varela Project to the Cuban Parliament.
The governor of Florida said that Oswaldo Payá was “one of the first leaders of the open opposition against the Castro dictatorship”, during a public act to present the bill, in May of this year.
On that occasion, the president also recalled that the Cuban opponent died in a “mysterious car accident” in 2012 and that testimonies confirm that it was “orchestrated” by the island’s regime.
Rosa María Payá, daughter of the opponent, also participated in that act.
“That fight begins by teaching the evils of communism. That is why I am so grateful that it was decided to rename this part of LeJeune Avenue in honor of my father,” she said.
“Honoring him today is also honoring all the victims, but it is also raising our voices to denounce the thousands of victims in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ukraine, China and many other countries. This is not something from the past, it is something that is happening right now”, expressed the Cuban opposition.