The Miami Book Fair is in full swing and one of the opening days most awaited events was when Rosa Maria Paya presented “La Noche no será eternal” (Night will not be eternal), a book that becomes the political testament of her father Osvaldo Paya Sardiñas, an opposition leader to the Castro government, whom she accuses of murdering him.
The text is offered for the first time to the public at this fair. Its Spanish publisher is Hipermedia, whose editor Ladislao Aguado, was responsible for conducting the conversation with Rosa Maria, who continues on with the political ideal of her father through the organization Cubadecide that she founded and leads.
The book will be one more of the many books forbidden to readers in Cuba by the government censors.
The first certainty of the book is that Osvaldo Paya did not stop in his struggle after the forced and unconstitutional response of the Cuban government to the legislative proposal Proyecto Varela, collection of more than 10,000 signatures constitutionally required in his country to have a proposal of substantial changes reach the legislature. Its essence was the recovery of the freedoms of expression, association, election and citizen economic initiative on the Island dominated by a Communist Party.
In characterizing the current situation in Cuba after the so-called changes made by Fidel Castro’s successor, his brother Raul, the young opposition leader who maintains her residence in Havana, highlighted:
“This book aims to give us therapy if there is a cure for a people infected by the syndrome of acquired helplessness. They want to convince us that nothing can be done against power, but it is proven otherwise, they are not infallible. It is in our minds as a people to change reality,” explained Paya.
Source: Babalú Blog