International Committee for Cuban Democracy, at the UFM

Partial view of the meeting with journalists at the Kaffee Künstler in the Ludwig von Mises Library

To dialogue on the current role of Cuba in Latin America and the possible cooperation between the European Union and Latin America to collaborate with the Cuban people in an eventual transition process toward democracy in the Caribbean country, members of the Comité Internacional para la Democracia en Cuba visited the Universidad Francisco Marroquín and had a meeting with a group of journalists specialized in politics and international news.  The group also met and talked with professors of the University. The meeting with the journalists was last September 20th, and with the faculty last September 21st.

In this trip, the delegation will also visit Colombia and El Salvador; the delegation is integrated by:

Maciej Stasinski (Poland) ex polish dissident.  He works writing International notes for the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, the most important in Poland.  During the last 10 years he has specialized in the transitions of Spain, Chile and Argentina, and written numerous articles and chronicles about it.  He also has a wide knowledge on Cuba.  Since the fall of the communist block he has been close to the main figures of the democratic transition in Poland.

Rafael Rubio (Spain) is professor of Constitutional Law at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.  He is president of the Asociación Española Cuba en Transición and collaborates habitually with different media with articles on Iberoamerica and the human rights situation.

Carlos González Shánel (Chile) works as a specialist in Human Rights for the ONG People in Need and the Comité Internacional para la Democracia en Cuba (CIDC), created by the expresident Václav Havel.  Among his main journalism creation is the weekly edition of Cuba through radio Praga and the filming of the documentary La Primavera de Cuba.  His comments appear frequently among the European press.

During their first day of visit at the UFM, coordinated by the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations, the members of the committee got to see the work done at the New Media Digital Resources Center. 

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Epidendrum ciliare adornan el campus


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Nieve en el campus de Madrid