Canadians care for Cuba, but in a careless way
At first glance, the beautiful and diverse Canadian population seems committed to human rights and freedoms, democracy, and peacekeeping. Over the years, while focusing our efforts on the United States, we’ve forgotten that Canadians play one of the biggest roles in supporting our oppressors.
Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, centre, from the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, stands in front of the Cuba Tourist Board of Canada in Toronto, June 14, with René Bolio, left, Mexican attorney and chairman of the Justice Cuba Commission, and Luis Zúñiga Rey, human rights activist and a political prisoner who lived through 19 years of jail time in Cuba. The group travelled to Canada this week to help promote freedom to the oppressed people of Cuba. Photograph: handout