Miguel Diaz-Canel rejects acts of vandalism against Jose Marti’s busts

Miguel Diaz-Canel rejects acts of vandalism against Jose Marti’s busts

Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, rejected on Wednesday the acts of vandalism against several busts of the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti carried out last January 1st, whose authors confessed and were revealed to the public opinion.

The Cuban president disclosed in Twitter, an article about the confessed authors of the events, which was published on the Juventud Rebelde Newspaper.

The information takes up what was described the day before on the Cuban national television with the confessions of those involved, their intentions, accomplices, as well as the description offered by the police regarding their identification and capture.

The images of the security cameras captured the citizens Panter Rodriguez and Yoel Prieto while committing the said acts in the early hours of January 1st, taking advantage of the celebrations for the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and for New Year’s Eve.

In total, 11 busts of Jose Marti and three fences with messages of political content displayed at schools, social institutions and public places in different municipalities of the capital were desecrated with pig's blood.

According to the authors' confessions, the intention to document the acts on both photographs and videos was encouraged by the citizen Ana Olema Hernandez, who paid 600 USD to those involved.

That person has been identified by the Cuban authorities as an active counterrevolutionary at the service of the United States government and the anti-Cuban mafia based in Florida.

It also transpired that the Miami-based Cuban citizen, Leonel Fernando serves as the public face abroad who publishes the actions of the alleged clandestine group on Facebook, as denounced the report.

The media maneuver tried to show a convulsive, insecure and violent environment in Cuba and it was opportunely unmasked not as a casual event, but as an action paid by a government that does not understand independence and sovereignty, according to the source.