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For Immediate Release:
November 28, 2022
Media Contact:
Manuel Orbis, Jr.
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County Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera condemns the Florida International University (FIU) Cuban Research Institute’s decision to sponsor offensive, anti-Cuban event in District Six

MIAMI-DADE – Today, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera released the following statement condemning the Florida International University (FIU) Cuban Research Institute's decision to sponsor an event that fuels hate against the Cuban exile community:

“It is shocking that FIU's Cuban Research Institute would welcome such hate-filled, inflammatory, anti-Cuban rhetoric to Miami-Dade County, home to the largest Cuban diaspora and the global capital of Cuban-American exiles who have experienced first-hand the repression of the brutal Castro-Communist dictatorship,” said Commissioner Cabrera.

“As the voice of District Six, a community which includes countless men and women who spent decades in Castro's gulags as political prisoners and whose family members were executed or drowned escaping the Island, it pains me to see that one of our public universities would give credence to those repeating the Castro regime's talking points,” added Commissioner Cabrera.

Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera was elected to represent the residents of Miami-Dade County's District Six on Nov. 8, 2022. District Six includes the cities of Virginia Gardens, Miami Springs, and West Miami, parts of the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, and Hialeah, as well as sections of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.