Two organizations of the Cuban exile in Miami reported this Friday on the suspension, at their request, of an event in which a recognition would be awarded to the commodore of the state-owned Marina Hemingway yacht club in Havana, José Miguel Díaz Escrich.
Ramón Saúl Sánchez, of the Movement for Democracy, told EFE that the Miami Yacht Club commodore, Richard Hall, notified him of the suspension of the event scheduled for Saturday in order to give a commemorative plaque to the Cuban commodore.
The Movement for Democracy and the Cuban Resistance Assembly had requested that this ceremony not be held because, in their opinion, “a representative of the Cuban dictatorship in a facility controlled by the Castro military and that discriminates against Cubans who are not allowed to enter or leave by sea while that right is granted to foreigners,” should not be awarded.
“We are grateful to the Miami Yacht Club and its commodore and directive who have listened to our request and have found it reasonable in the circumstances where the Cuban regime continues to be a recalcitrant predator of human rights,” said a statement from both organizations.
The Marina Hemingway is a tourist center located west of the Cuban capital that claims to have the largest facilities of its kind on the island, with capacity for more than 400 vessels.