Our New Year's Wish

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Needless to say, our first and foremost wish for 2013 is for all Cubans to finally enjoy the same human, civil and political rights as the overwhelming number of citizens of this Western Hemisphere.

And in that struggle for freedom, we share in Yoani Sanchez's wish that the Ladies in White, the courageous pro-democracy movement composed of the wives, daughters and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners, receive the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

These extraordinary women face down weekly beatings and arrests by the Castro regime's thugs, as they assemble and march through the streets of Havana, Santiago, Holguin and cities throughout Cuba, to attend Mass.

Their heroic efforts for freedom, democracy and human dignity, deserve the world's recognition.

Happy New Year!