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Cuban General Rafael Del Pino’s Letter to Venezuelans Ahead of Elections: “The Bells Will Ring Again”

Cuban General Rafael Del Pino’s Letter to Venezuelans Ahead of Elections: “The Bells Will Ring Again”
Venezuela will hold elections on July 28

An exiled Cuban general Rafael del Pino Published by A An Open Letter to the Venezuelan Civilians and Military with views Presidential election It will happen in the next country July 28.

In the letter, he mentioned that always I have followed the situation in Venezuela closely And what did he see?A deep shame” as Dictatorship of the Castro brothers Continued support The Nicolás Maduro regime. However, he was optimistic about the future: “Everything points to bells ringing across the country again This time, as happened a year after the liberation of Venezuela, Cuba will follow your example and achieve its freedom”, he expected.

I am always following the situation in Venezuela. First, Because I was a witness In days of glorious popular and military rebellion, it culminated in the overthrow of the dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez. Second, because I looked deeply embarrassed as Dictatorship of the Castro brothers Continued support The Nicolás Maduro regimeDel Pino began by smearing the epaulettes of our soldiers with blood in our torture centers and subduing these brave people.

And continued: “Since Fidel Castro and his brother Raul took over Venezuela, they have led that country to the same disaster they led Cuba to.. Our homeland and Venezuela became the three most advanced countries in Latin America along with Argentina. Look how we are today. In three weeks, on July 28, Elections can save Venezuela from a mafia state In it they have allied that great nation with Cuba, Russia, Iran, China and transnational organized crime.

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Then he pointed out The armed forces must be prepared to implement their constitutional commitment The current ruling mafia should not be allowed to fabricate threats of foreign aggression to get away with altering election results or to justify the suspension of said elections. “Those who order politicians or military leaders to fire against their own people are traitors to the constitution, and the results of the elections require respect,” he assessed.

“Venezuelan officers, ranks and soldiers must not follow the orders of foreign military forces or allow them to act against their people. Today more than ever their weapons must be at the service of the people of the nation of Venezuela“Not from countries like Cuba, Russia, Iran, China, or from the corrupt Venezuelan politicians and generals who handed the country over to them,” he insisted.

The General asserted: “Maduro knows he lost the election to the opposition led by María Corina Machado and Edmundo González.. It makes it more dangerous.. “A person with little enlightenment and an attitude of subservience to Havana and its foreign allies may be tempted to make a serious mistake that will not only save him from defeat, but will make the country’s democratic transition very painful and costly.”

Maria Corina Machado with Edmundo Gonzalez Urrutia (Gabriela ORAA/AFP)

Dictatorships are incapable of resisting a long general uprising of the populace supported by honorary soldiers. Those who refuse to submit to tyranny. If under these circumstances the corrupt leadership oppressing the great nation of Venezuela chooses to perpetuate itself in violence, the consequences will be disastrous for the oppressors and even their families. Maduro’s allies must understand that their time is up by now “It is better that they agree to relinquish power through these elections and a non-violent democratic transition,” he reflected.

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Finally, he pointed out, “In these decisive days“January 21, 1958 Remembers When Across Caracas”The church bells started ringing and the cars honked intermittently, creating an incredible ecstasy, rousing the most quiet citizens, and ordering them into the streets.

Everything points to bells ringing across the country again This time, as happened a year after the liberation of Venezuela, Cuba will follow your example and achieve its freedom”, he concluded.

General Rafael del Pino

Rafael del Pino Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. At the age of 11 he made his first flight solo at a local airport. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the rebel ranks of the Civil War in the 50s and entered the Air Force in December 1959, where he served. fighter pilot attaining the highest responsibilities in that military organization.

He shared a bunker during the 1962 missile crisis Fidel Castro As an assistant to the Air Force issue. At the end of that crisis, The USSR Higher Military Academy He was later appointed Chief of Air Defense and Air Force of the Eastern Region of Cuba. He has accumulated more than 9,000 flight hours as a fighter pilot in Cuba and other countries..

He was promoted in 1983 Brigadier General and named Vice President of the Cuban Air Force and Air Defense. In 1987 he broke the regime and escaped with his entire family in a twin-engine Cessna 402 flying to the United States. Del Pino was the highest ranking official to break Fidel Castro. He has published three autobiographical books and two on Cuban military history under the Castro regime, including the 1962 nuclear missile crisis and Cuban military interventions in Africa. Castro inside the bunker (Amazon.com 2012) and The war years (Amazon.com 2014).

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From 2021 onwards it will be an important part Conscientiousness is a military movement (MOC) has on several occasions called on the military and police as well as judges and prosecutors not to be complicit with the repressive machinery in Cuba.