Andres Gomez, president of the Antonio Maceo Solidarity Brigade, stressed the need for the US progressive movement to gain strength in order to influence Washington's decisions, particularly those related to Cuba.
"Washington promotes state terrorism against the Caribbean island and supports a genocidal policy, and for this reason we need to have the counteraction of the solidarity and anti-imperialist movement," said Gomez, who also addressed Washington's inclusion of Cuba on a US-designed list of states sponsors of terrorism by describing it a grotesque lie.
The Antonio Maceo Brigade was created 35 years ago to support, from US territory, the Cuban cause. Some of its members are currently visiting the Caribbean nation, PL news agency reported.
Gomez said, the solidarity group continues with its support of Cuba now focusing, among other issues, on the fight against the over-50-year US economic blockade and in favor of the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the United States since 1998.
In 1998, René González, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando González, internationally known as the Cuban Five, were arrested for having monitored Florida-based terrorist groups that planned actions against the island.
The activists also addressed the recent reelection of Barack Obama as US President by stressing the changes taking place in the voting trends in the US state of Florida, which groups the largest number of Cuban emigrants in that country.
He said that 47 percent of Cubans living in that state voted for the democratic candidate, 10 percent more than in the 2008 presidential elections.
For Gomez, the voting trend will have an influence as to the political importance of the southern US state over the past 20 or 30 years, since the state was traditionally considered as unconditionally supportive of the US extreme right.
This changing trend is due to demographic transformations of the emigration, because those emigrants from the 1960s and 1970s with a more hostile position towards Cuba, are now a minority below 2 percent of the Miami residents, while their descendants maintain positions different from those of their parents.