An interesting interview/debate occurred this afternoon on Radio Mambi. Guillermo Fariñas, the Cuban dissident currently on a hunger strike (which has already passed 100 days) was interviewed by Ninoska Perez-Castellon today on Radio Mambi, and basically told to explain his recent actions in support of H.R. 4645.
Anya Landua French on The Havana Note blog has some details about what happened, and how some hard-line/militant exiles are surprised by the recent letter by Cuban dissidents in support of this bill.
Click here to hear audio of the Radio Mambi interview with Guillermo Fariñas.
[Excerpt of debate below]
Ninoska: You [Fariñas] have signed a letter supporting the bill [H.R. 4645] to reform [U.S] travel restrictions and promote trade. And this bill is supported by organizations whose only interests... are commercial and not the welfare of the Cuban people. I don't know if you all are aware of that.
Fariñas: We are aware of that Ninoska.
Ninoska: Then you are in agreement that credits be allowed to the [Cuban] regime.
Fariñas: The letter that I signed spoke nothing about credits.
Ninoska: Yes it does. You didn't see it, but...
Fariñas: The letter I signed says nothing about credits.
Ninoska: Well, the letter where your signature appears supports the bill that is asking it be given...
Fariñas: Supports the bill, but it says nothing about credits.
Ninoska: But Fariñas I'm trying to explain that this letter doesn't say it, but this bill in Congress is seeking to give credits to the Cuban government. [And] that is what the letter says.
[More related posts at the Cuban Triangle here and here.]