SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man is missing in Cuba after being beaten while he was protesting in the streets. His sister, who lives in South Florida, is desperate for help to reconnect with him.
It’s incidents such as these that are keeping Cuban Americans living in South Florida energized. They said their family and friends who are still on the island desperately need help.
Protesters gathered at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center in Tropical Park on Wednesday to continue to call for freedom in Cuba, listening to local leaders and some Cuban celebrities.
“The Cuban people say ‘Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!'” said Cuban singer Amaurty Gutierrez.
For 11 days straight, South Floridians have continued to step up and show up in support of the Cuban people.
“We are here as a community to maintain our mobilization, our activity, our protests,” said Orlando Gutierrez of the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance.
On Wednesday, another rally was held at Tropical Park to bring attention to the people still suffering on the island nation.
“I’m sincerely sad and frustrated as a Cuban, but more importantly as a human being,” said Katiuska Mustelier Sosa.
Katiuska is desperate for answers after she said her brother, 38-year-old Enrique Mustelier Sosa, was beaten and taken into custody by the Cuban government.
She said Enrique is a Cuban dissident who was protesting on the island back on July 11 when he was taken away.
That Sunday, thousands of Cubans across the island took the streets calling for liberty. Since then, there have been many similar stories of people being detained without word of their well-being.
Katiuska and so many others are calling on governments around the world to step up and help the Cuban people free themselves of an oppressive regime.
“I’m denouncing the Cuban government. Our country is suffering because of the regime,” she said.
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