“Tierra de Libertad”

By Nathaly Duran

Francisco Aruca a Cuban radio host, a Georgetown University graduate, left Cuba for being a Counterrevolutionary, today he lives in Miami as a “Moderate”. Aruca’s beliefs of ceasing the fighting against the island and of beginning dialog and free trading has made him an enemy of the Cuban exile.

In an interview for PBS Aruca denounces how he always felt pressure from a segment of the Cuban exile, ever since he open the Radio Station in1986, ” There is a segment of the exile community that I call the evil industry, which is very involved in preventing anything that resembles normalization with Cuba. Our offices have been bombed, the windows broken and so forth. So from day one up to this moment, we are feeling pressure for doing that business here. It goes with Miami”.

During this interview Aruca emphasizes on how Miami has become another cuba and how the Cuban exile has control over the main-stream media of the city, “I must confess that I do not believe very much whenever these Cuban exiles talk about freedom in Cuba or anywhere else, because they have used their power in Miami to accomplish everything except freedom for everybody in Miami” he continues ” They have violated some of the most important principles guaranteed by the Constitution, that is, the freedom of expression. Even today, if you analyze the “Nuevo Herald”, you will find that in their editorial pages they don’t have a single columnist that writes an opinion different from what the traditional exile position is.”

Sources:
PBS.(n.d.).”Saving Elián.” Retrieved March 7, 2011 from the PBS website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/elian/interviews/aruca.html

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