Gloria Estefan is calling directly on the U.S. to support Cuba’s pro-democracy protesters.
In recent days, the singer has signaled her support for those demonstrating against the communist Cuban government with social media posts. But over the weekend, Estefan took her pleas to traditional media, frankly asking world leaders, and specifically the U.S., to intervene.
On Friday, the Cuban-born lead singer of Miami Sound Machine posted an impassioned statement on Instagram asking the U.N. and the American government to come to the aid of the Cuban people.
“My heart hurts for the Cuban people on the island & what they’ve already gone through for over 62 years,” she said, adding “But now they are saying ENOUGH despite the beatings, the murders & incarcerations, the abuses of power, the starvation & the attempted destruction of their spirits! They need our support & that of the democratic & free countries of the world. The United Nations &, very especially, the United States, must strongly