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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Castro's killing of innocents: Then and Now

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Two groups of young people separated by 18 years and hundreds of miles but joined together in two fundamental ways.

First, they all decided to serve their neighbor. They took a stand.

Mario, Armando, Carlos, and Pablo were members of Brothers to the Rescue an organization that searched the Florida Straights providing life saving water and food to fleeing rafters. Brothers to the Rescue saved thousands of lives in the 1990s. 

Bassil, Roberto, José Ernesto, and Génesis took to the streets to demonstrate in favor of human rights and a democratic restoration of their homeland. Millions of young people are challenging the totalitarian trend of Venezuela and at this hour are all that stand between Venezuela becoming a totalitarian dictatorship. 

These eight young people took a stand to serve others. 

This is one thing that they have in common.

The second is that all were murdered on the orders of agents of the Castro dictatorship in the month of February. 

We will remember and honor them in a moment of silence at Florida International University on February 24, 1996 between 3:21pm and 3:27pm at the main fountain.

You are welcome to join us. No speeches. No noise. Just silence and reflection during that time to honor those who took a stand to help others.

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