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For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2021
Media Contact:
Manuel Orbis, Jr.


Commissioner Sosa heads effort to declare July 11 as “Patria y Vida/SOS Cuba Day”

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, County Commissioners unanimously adopted legislation sponsored by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, declaring July 11, 2021, as “Patria y Vida/SOS Cuba Day” in Miami-Dade County. The initiative honors the Cuban people who rose on July 11, 2021, unprecedentedly across the island, to demand their freedom and an end to six decades of repression, tyranny, hunger, and failed governance. Commissioner Sosa’s resolution notes the importance of the “Patria y Vida” chant and the hashtag #SOSCuba as tools that have inspired the Cuban people and raised worldwide awareness of their cause for freedom.

“The communist regime has taken so much from the Cuban people, that it has even robbed them of their fear, and they are now in the streets demanding freedom,” said Commissioner Sosa. “Their peaceful demonstrations in the face of beatings, shootings, and kidnappings have inspired the world and we must stand and support them. I join the Cuban people, our community, and all freedom loving people in saying Patria y Vida y abajo la dictadura.”