Emilio Estefan Weighs In on Barack Obama's Visit to Cuba
Emilio Estefan -- music producer and husband of Gloria Estefan -- said in an interview that President Obama's 48-hour visit to his native Cuba gave the island nation's citizens hope, but nothing more than that.
"Gloria and I want the best for Cuba, but we won't forget the pain that political prisoners have gone through," he said in a Spanish-language interview with El Nuevo Herald. "The visit does not mean that the Castro dictatorship has ended."
Prior to his departure to Cuba, Obama held a meeting at the White House with Estefan and other artists who emigrated from Cuba. There, Estefan says he reiterated to the president the importance of a fair voting system within the Cuban government. "The word liberty means so much to me, and we all know that in our country, that does not exist. But I don't criticize anyone who goes. Neither Gloria nor I have a political agenda and we don't have any plans to go back to Cuba unless there is freedom."
Artistas cubanos opinan sobre la visita del presidente Obama a la isla https://t.co/AILzLXYk1G— Emilio Estefan (@EmilioEstefanJr) March 19, 2016