Carlos Varela Opposes Hate Rallies
May 5, 2010
HAVANA TIMES, May 5 — The popular Cuban folk-rock singer Carlos Varela
said he opposes the "actos de repudio" (hate rallies) against the Ladies
in White, wives and relatives of Cuban political prisoners.
Speaking in Miami while on tour in the USA, Varela said "I've never
liked hate rallies inside or outside of Cuba. I believe they are
something that should be erased from the memory of Cubans," reported IPS.
He was referring to the organized "spontaneous" gatherings to disrupt
peaceful protestors like the Ladies in White in Cuba and similar,
although sometimes violent, rallies carried out in the past in Miami
against visiting Cuban artists who live on the island.