Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How the Barack Obama Administration Harasses Latin American Christian Churches That Are Friends of Cuba

There is Religious Freedom in Cuba, Says Episcopal Bishop

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Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Council of Churches, since it was founded 30 years ago, has always counted on the Cuban brothers because in this Caribbean island there is indeed freedom of religion, said President of Latin American Council of Churches, Julio Murray, pictured above.

In remarks to Prensa Latina, Murray said that those who talk about the impossibility to profess any creed here are those who live abroad and fail to know the reality here.

"We consider Cuba a living proof to the world regarding religious freedom," said Murray.

The Panamanian episcopal bishop's remarks were made after President of the Council of Churches of Cuba, Joel Ortega, released a document denouncing the U.S. government, which froze $101,000.00 of the Latin American Council of Churches which were deposited in a branch of an Ecuadorian bank in Miami.

The funds had been allocated to the accommodation and food expenses of delegates to a meeting scheduled for February 19-24, according to the text.

The only reason is that Cuba is the venue, said the document, which called on Cuban churches to mobilize in a campaign to collect funds and support the holding of the meeting.

In view of the US harassment, we also appeal to international solidarity of Christian churches and agencies with which we maintain fraternal relations, said the statement.

The position of the US Government is ethically unacceptable, said Ortega, who noted that the United States proclaims itself as an example of religious freedom worldwide, but limits the development of the Cuban ecumenical movement.

The Latin America Council of Chrurches CLAI has again verified for itself what the US economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for over fifty years mean, said Ortega.

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JG: Anytime that American capitalists smell large sums of money -- Barack Obama and OFAC included --  they go after it and STEAL IT, using the Cuba embargo as a very convenient excuse.

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