ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 4, 2022 / 14:36 pm
The national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) in Cuba, Eduardo Cardet Concepción, called “unacceptable” the sinking of a boat that was carrying 23 migrants, including a 2-year-old girl, noting that “everything seems to indicate” that it was caused by officers of the Cuban dictatorship.
A boat from Miami that made a run to pick up a group of Cuban migrants sank when it was struck Oct. 29 by a Cuban coast guard vessel in the ocean north of the city of Bahía Honda in Artemisa Province, Cuba, causing the death of at least seven people, including a 2-year-old girl named Elizabeth Meizoso.
The Cuban regime’s version of what happened is that the boat transporting the migrants crashed into the Cuban coast guard boat during the identification process. In addition, the regime accused those involved of human trafficking and said that the coast guard rescued the 23 passengers, which included recovering the bodies of the deceased.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language sister news agency, Cardet pointed out that the testimonies of the survivors contradict the dictatorship’s version.