TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman DeAnne DeFuccio are voicing their support of the Cuban people who have taken to the streets in anti-government protests, and condemning the inhumane Communist regime.
“It is coldblooded Communism and the repressive government tactics of Fidel Castro that turned Cuba into what it is today – a living nightmare,” Auth (R-Bergen) said. “My wife is a Cuban American, so I have a great respect for the people of that country and I know they are longing for freedom and an end to dictatorship. As Cubans fly American flags during their protests, let us honor everything our flag represents and reject one-party government rule.”
Demonstrators in Cuba are reacting to worsening economic conditions, and a lack of freedom, medicine, food and electricity.
“I join the courageous Cuban protesters in condemning Communism. The country’s authoritarian leaders have withheld basic needs, punished dissenters and violated human rights. Their appalling harassment of the people of Cuba must end,” DeFuccio (R-Bergen) said.
Led by Fidel Castro in 1959, Cubans have been under Communist rule for six decades. Current President Miguel Díaz-Canel was handpicked by Raul Castro and took office three years ago.