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Declaration of San Juan

Declaration of San Juan / Cuban National Conference
Posted on August 22, 2015
Declaration of San Juan

The first Cuban National Conference met in San Juan, Puerto Rico from
August 13 to 15, 2015. Twenty-three organizations from the Cuban
archipelago and 32 from the exile participated, duly represented by more
than 100 of their leaders. The event was organized by United Cubans of
Puerto Rico.

Animating us was the purpose of seeking ways to reconcile the work of
the pro-democratic forces with the commitment to restore sovereignty,
and all their basic rights, to the Cuban people. To this end, we affirm
that to achieve full for the Cuban people and a genuine Rule of
Law, the following principles are not negotiable:

The unconditional release of all political prisoners and the repeal of
all laws that violate fundamental freedoms.
, press, association, assembly, peaceful demonstration,
profession and religion.
The participation of the people in every decision of the nation, the
legalization of all political parties and free and multiparty elections.
The Cuban National Conference also agreed:

To work on a the campaign for a binding plebiscite in favor of free,
fair and pluralistic democratic elections under conditions that
guarantee the sovereignty of citizens.
To support and sign the 1988 “Agreement for Democracy.”
To promote the strategy of nonviolent struggle, facilitating the
training of pro-democracy activists in the methods of civil disobedience.
To work to demolish the cyber-wall in Cuba and strive so that the
domestic opposition has the technological resources to continue citizen
mobilization.
Presentations were made on several efforts focused on the material and
spiritual progress of the new Cuba, which will be detailed in the second
National Cuban Conference.

A Coordinating Liaison Committee was established for a period of six
months whose primary task will be to follow up on the agreed points here
and communicate them to all organizations, in the spirit of uniting the
internal and external opposition.

Today, for us, José Martí’s phrase is more relevant than ever and we
plan to fulfill it: “Joining together is the watchword.”

San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 15, 2015.

Signed on behalf of their organizations:

Rolando Rodríguez Lobaina: Alianza Democrática Oriental
Wilfredo Vallin: Asociación de Abogados Independientes
Roberto Pizano: Asociación de Expresos Políticos Cubanos de Tampa
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: Center for a Free Cuba
Laritza Diversent: Centro Cubalex
Pedro M. Peñaranda: Círculos Democráticos Municipalistas de Cuba
Damarys Moya Portieles: Coalición Central Opositora
Elizardo Sánchez Santa-Cruz: Comisión de y
Reconciliación Nacional
Josefa López: Comité Apoyo a las Laura Pollán
Ricardo Roque: Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos
Luis Israel Abreu Villarreal: Comité de Ayuda a los Activistas por los
Derechos Humanos
Juan Carlos González Leiva: Consejo de Relatores de Derechos Humanos
Diego Suárez: Consejo para la de Cuba
Pedro J. Fuentes Cid: Consejo Presidio Político Cubano
René Gómez Manzano: Corriente Agramontista de Abogados Independientes
Luis Fernández Moreno: Cuba Corps
Diddier Santos: Cuba Decide
Rogelio Matos Araluce: Cuba Independiente y Democrática
Andrés Candelario: Cubanos Unidos de Puerto Rico
Marta Menor: Cultivo una Rosa Blanca
Leticia Ramos Herrería: Damas de Blanco
Germán Miret: Directorio Democrático Cubano
Magdelivia Hidalgo: Federación Lationamericana de Mujeres Rurales
Eugenio Llamera: Federación Mundial de Expresos Políticos Cubanos
Roberto D. Ruiz Casas: Foro Promoción Continental Democrática
Augusto Monge: Free Cuba Foundation
Guillermo Fariñas: Frente Antitotalitario Unido
Yris Perez Aguilera: Frente de Resistencia Orlando
Francisco Hernández: Fundación Nacional Cubanoamericana
Faisel Iglesias: Fundación Nuevo Pensamiento Cubano
Omar Vento: Fundación para la Democracia Panamericana
Mariana Hernández: Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba
Pastor Herrera: Global Community Action
Raúl Luis Risco Pérez: Instituto Cubano por la Libertad de Expresión y
Prensa
Ana Carbonell: Instituto de la Rosa Blanca
Mario Félix Lleonard: Instituto PATMOS
Sylvia Iriondo: M.A.R. por Cuba
Rolando Infante: Movimiento 30 de noviembre
Magaly Broche: Movimiento Cubano Reflexión
Ramón Saúl Sánchez: Movimiento Democracia
René Hernández Bequet: Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Cuba
Saylí Navarro Alvarez: Partido por la Democracia Pedro Luis Boitel
Adel Ramón López Napoles: Partido Republicano de Cuba
Vladimiro Roca: Partido Social Demócrata Cubano
Fernando Palacio Molgar: Partido Solidaridad Liberal Cubano
Rafael León Rodríguez: Proyecto Demócrata Cubano
Eliecer Ávila Cecilia: Somos Mas
Angel Alfonso Alemán: Unión de Expresos Políticos Cubanos Zona Noreste
María C. Werlau: Unión Liberal Cubana
Ernesto García Díaz: Unión Social Comunitaria Cubana

Conference participants signing as individuals

Guillermo Toledo Casasús (Moderador) Coordinador del Encuentro Nacional
Cubano
Edgardo Ronda (Observador) Asociación Iberoamericana por la Libertad
Vanesa Colmegna (Observadora) Asociación Iberoamericana por la Libertad
Alexis Jardines
Alicia Hernández Cabeza
Ana María Socarrás
Andres Barbeito
Andrés Pichs
Ariel Gutiérrez
Arturo Sánchez Antón
Asunción Carrillo Hernández
Camilo Ernesto Olivera Peidro
Caridad María Burunate
Catalina Mayoral
Conrado Ferrer
Domitila Valls
Emilio Guede
Federico Delgado
Francisco Talavera
Gerardo Morera del Campo
Guillermo González Alcázar
Isis Longo
Jerónimo Esteve Abril
Jorge Bringuier
José Conrado Rodríguez Alegre
José García Pino
José Vilasuso
Lianelis Villares Plasencia
Luis Alberto Martínez
Maitá Carbonell Acosta
Manuel Acosta
Manuel Fernández
Marcelino Miyares
Mari-Vahn de Vicens
María Isabel García de Toledo
Marisela Rodriguez
Michael Acevedo Reinoso
Nieves Gonzalez Abreu
Osvaldo Bencomo
Patricia Toledo García
Raoul Vicens
Rosa María Payá
Rosalina Colón Gómez
Sergio Ramos Suárez
Severiano López Sicre
Vaclav Maly
Vicente Echerri
Vilma del Prado
Wenceslao Fernández
Xiomara Ledón
August 2015

Source: Declaration of San Juan / Cuban National Conference |
Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/declaration-of-san-juan-cuban-national-conference/

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