The Socialist government of Spain wants to relive the days of concentration camps and the like for Cuba. But a group of bloggers called Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty is doing everything it can to expose JosÃ© LuÃs RodrÃguez Zapatero and his ilk:
The Spanish government is being denounced by Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty (http://bucl.org) in a new advertising campaign aimed at educating the public about oppression in Castroâ€™s Cuba.
The multimedia campaign, unveiled today, consists of bus shelter panels that target areas near the Spanish consulate and the Spanish Cultural Center, both in Coral Gables, Florida. An online component, launching today, will steer readers searching for certain information about Cuba and Spain to BUCL.org.
â€œThis effort marks the first of several coordinated activities aimed at exposing those countries, companies and institutions that aid and abet the Castro regime in oppressing the Cuban people,â€ said Henry Gomez, the spokesman for Bloggers United for Cuban Freedom. Gomez continues:
â€œSpanish businesses are dealing directly with the Castro regime and are helping perpetuate Cubaâ€™s totalitarian system by complying with that countryâ€™s unfair labor laws and enforcing an apartheid system in which Cubans are not allowed to use the same facilities as tourists. From the Spanish perspective, there is no reason to pursue change in Cuba, they are benefiting from exploitation of Cuban workers and would like to see the status quo perpetuated.â€
The Socialist Spanish government of JosÃ© LuÃs RodrÃguez Zapatero has been leading an effort to normalize relations between the European Union and Cuba. Those relations have been strained since the Castro regimeâ€™s crackdown on and jailing of 75 dissidents and independent journalists in 2003. In April of this year, Spainâ€™s foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos visited Cuba and met with Raul Castro, while noticeably snubbing Cuban dissidents that had requested a meeting with him.
â€œItâ€™s important for the Spanish government and business interests to know that freedom-loving Cubans will not forget who conspired with the Castro brothers and against their liberty when the inevitable fall of the dictatorship comes,â€ said Val Prieto, editor of BabaluBlog.com and member of Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty.
BUCL’s campaign has been covered by local, national and even international media.
Meanwhile, the guys at Babalu Blog have posted the video of a commercial by Spain’s Iberia Airlines. The commercial depicts two Cuban women of African descent as being at the whims of a baby who wins a free trip to Cuba. To say the commercial is both sexist and racist is to say that the sun is a little warm. No word yet on whether Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton plan to organize any boycotts of Spain or Iberia Airlines.