People with different claims gathered in front of the Cuban Ministry of Culture (Mincult) on November 27. Respecting the concerns and demands of the young people linked to art, who arrived there by joining networks of groups with other interests, the doors of the Ministry were opened for an exchange with Deputy Minister Fernando Rojas and representatives of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac) and the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS).
After more than 4 hours of dialogue, it was agreed to hold a new meeting, chaired by the Minister (of Culture), for which lists of topics and participants would be previously reconciled.
This December 3rd, at 1:39 pm, an insolent mail came to the Ministry of Culture, where the group that has set itself up as the voice of all, intends to impose, in a unilateral way, who, with whom and for what they will accept to dialogue.
By attempting to include among the participants people who have long been self-excluded because of their repeated aggression against the patriotic symbols, common crimes and frontal attacks on the leadership of the Cuban Revolution, under the guise of art, those who have implemented this maneuver have just broken all possibility of dialogue.
Mincult disregard dialogues with mercenaries
The Minister of Culture will not meet with people who have direct contact and receive funding, logistical support and propagandistic backing from the United States Government and its officials. Neither will he meet with the press media financed by US federal agencies.
We deny the budgets -contained in the above-mentioned mail, which can be consulted in the digital sites of the Mincult- on which the conditions of this group, lacking legitimacy and ethics to summon the institutions of Cuban culture, have been articulated.
For the young people and for all those artists who met in front of Mincult on November 27, who have not committed their work to the enemies of the Cuban nation, the opportunities for dialogue remain open, as has been the historical practice of the cultural institutions of the Revolution.
The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, has reiterated that we are not a government in hiding. We are a Revolution in power, which has among its most formidable forces culture, a sovereign, independent and anti-imperialist culture from its roots.
With the mercenaries, We do not understand each other.
Ministry of Culture.
Havana, December 4, 2020.
Year 62 of the Revolution.
(Taken from lajiribilla.cu)