Tomás Bilbao -- the executive director of the Washington, DC-based Cuba Study Group -- published an op-ed in the Miami Herald today about the role of liberation technologies in Cuba. The Cuba Study Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, comprised of business and community leaders of Cuban descent who share a common interest and vision of a free and prosperous Cuba. Tomás can be reached at Tomas.Bilbao[at]cubastudygroup[dot]org.
"For too long, the debate over U.S. policy toward Cuba has been dominated by narrow arguments at the two extremes. They either ignore Cubans' demands for desperately needed change in their country's failed system or appeals for necessary changes in U.S. policy. Both sides have been successful in turning a deaf ear to the fact that Cubans on the island are calling for change -- and not only in Cuba.
Fortunately, Cubans are finding new ways to make their messages of change heard through increased contact with Cuban Americans and other travelers, blogs, social media and provocative documentaries such as The Grandchildren of the Cuban Revolution, released this week by filmmaker Carlos Montaner, son of prominent Spain-based columnist Carlos Alberto Montaner.