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Santo Domingo.- Cuban-Dominican revolutionary leader Delio Gomez Ochoa on Wednesday stated his regret for what he affirms is the manipulation of some sectors of the country which have recently staged numerous protests against former president Leonel Fernandez and the ruling PLD party.

He called the goal of those protests a “tangent” aimed at hindering president Danilo Medina and his administration, through Fernandez. ”It’s a tangent to erode Fernandez’s prestige, to get to Danilo (Medina).”

Gomez Ochoa also pointed to former president Hipolito Mejia among those who are behind the protests, noting that during the campaign earlier this year, the ex opposition candidate vowed to jail Fernandez and all his officials. “Hipolito said I’m going to jail you all,” and when again was asked if Mejia is behind all that, the national hero said, “yes I do.”

He said it was important to remember the campaign to overthrow the late ex president Juan Bosch in 1963, because “it was successful” and warned those groups against choosing a similar path.

“It’s now taking place in Paraguay, it occurred Honduras, where the media campaign led to the creation of false evidence (against presidents), which doesn’t exist, but when they waged the campaign against Juan Bosch, it was successful.”

To those who want to prosecute Fernandez and some of his close collaborators he suggested doing so through the courts. “Why do they insist on violent demonstrations, which puts the economy in turmoil, what they in fact seek is the same which occurred in Paraguay, a coup.”

Interviewed on Colorvision by Cesar Medina, Dany Alcantara and Luisin Mejia, Gomez Ochoa quoted a biblical verse to discard the insults which some people have voiced against him. “They know not what they do.”

“Those youngsters protesting (against Fernandez) don’t know they’ve being manipulated, those in the leftist groups should realize they’re being manipulated,” noting that Fernandez’s actions have shown support for those who fought against Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship. “Trujillo had become a hindrance to the continent; Trujillo was the shame of our continent.”

Hails Fernandez’s support for revolutionary values

Delio Gomez Ochoa hailed Fernandez’s actions and revolutionary values, and the fact that he restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, but noted that he doesn’t have to defend the former president.

“I don’t have to defend Leonel, his record is there, his intelligence is there, but why do I defend him? Because he has been a promoter of the revolutionary figures, he has recognized the values of the struggles, and it’s not because of his establishment of the various museums, such as for the Resistance,” said the commander of the 1959 expedition of Constanza, Maimon and Estero Hondo.

“Leonel had the courage to establish diplomatic relations with our country. Ever since, Dominican Republic has never voted against Cuba in the United Nations, it has always voted against the (U.S.) blockade,” the former freedom fighter said.

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12 comment(s)
Written by: bringbacktrujillo, 28 Nov 2012 9:11 AM
From: United States
another delinquent on the take
Written by: BASTA, 28 Nov 2012 9:32 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Shut up fool!
Written by: Cacique, 28 Nov 2012 9:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic
No talk bad of chief Gomez, he fight for kiskeya tribe, Peace.!
Written by: raulm, 28 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
From: United States
Check his bank accounts!
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 28 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
This guy looks like Sandusky; except that DK is a fugitive.
Written by: juanb, 28 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
From: Dominican Republic

And we care what he says, because?
Written by: generoso, 28 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Comandante, I always wondered how you remained alive after being captured by Trujillo, and leading the 14 of June invasion, while all the others with the exception of another Cuban (Pablito Mirabal) and 2 Dominicans where tortured and killed.
Also you conveniently forgot your backpack with the invasion plans, (while running away) and this information derailed the success of the invasion force. Just asking..........
Written by: vacanos, 28 Nov 2012 1:59 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Generalisimo dejeme alegrarle lo que queda de el dia de hoy.

Caramba caramba
Francisco Alberto caramba
mi comandante te hiciste
te hiciste el muerto en la sierra
se lo creyeron, que bueno!
Francisco Alberto caramba

Ellos contaron el cuento
Francisco Alberto
y ellos no lo creyeron
que tu te has ido no es cierto
tu estas viviendo en el pueblo
Francisco Alberto

Te sembraste en las montañas
Francisco Alberto de Ocoa
y engañaste los de arriba
los generales y el miedo
Francisco Alberto me alegro
Francisco Alberto caramba

Media isla
en la zozobra del luto y de la sangre
media isla
y la presencia centenaria de los yanquis

Media isla
media isla bañada de febrero en Caracoles
Francisco Alberto, Peña Jáquez, Galán
Claudio, Pérez Vargas, Hamlet, Payero Ulloa
Holguín Marte y Lalane

Dijeron que estabas muerto
Francisco Alberto caramba
y que en un sitio ignorado
enterraron tu fúsil
Francisco Alberto
y tu cuerpo

Written by: vacanos, 28 Nov 2012 2:01 PM
From: United States, An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Francisco Alberto caramba
ellos contaron el cuento
Francisco Alberto
y ellos no lo creyeron
que tu te has ido no es cierto
tu estas viviendo en el pueblo
Francisco Alberto
Francisco Alberto
mira tu pueblo
hoy tu gesto es su alimento
ya no hay miedo ni silencio
y están siguiendo tu ejemplo
Francisco Alberto me alegro
Francisco Alberto Caramba
Written by: Rainman, 28 Nov 2012 2:08 PM
From: United States
Sigue teniendo la misma cara de hijo de puta que hace 50 anos.
Written by: ingle23 This user is banned, 28 Nov 2012 2:12 PM
From: United States, brooklyn, NY
Valerio??????? se gano una libra de anduño. WAOOOO offially OFF THE LIST. Anibal de Peña esta orgulloso de ti.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 28 Nov 2012 11:46 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

¡Por Dinero Baila Hasta El Mono!

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