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The Catholic church in Cuba, the one political interlocutor acknowledged by the nation’s communist authorities, referred to as Saturday for “dialogue and negotiation” two weeks after a uncommon protest over freedom of expression.
Church leaders in a Christmas message mentioned “excellent news for Cubans can be for intolerance to present approach to a wholesome plurality, dialogue and negotiation between those that have totally different opinions and standards.”
The message from the Cuban church’s episcopal convention posted to its web site comes after some 300 artists engaged in a uncommon spontaneous protest in entrance of the tradition ministry on November 27 to push for better freedom of expression.
The ministry agreed to obtain a 30-member delegation from the protest, however authorities hardened their stance the next day, denouncing what they referred to as a US plot and ultimately breaking off dialogue.
Cuba’s authorities then on December 6 met with younger artists who it described as not having compromised their work with “enemies of the revolution” in a bid to marginalize the November 27 protesters.
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