Christian Liberation Movement

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Christian Liberation Movement
Movimiento Cristiano Liberación
President Ofelia Acevedo
Founder Oswaldo Payá
Founded 1988
Headquarters San Juan, Puerto Rico
Think tank Varela Project
Ideology Christian democracy
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
Regional affiliation Christian Democrat Organization of America
Colors      Blue
Website
www.movimeinto-cristiano-liberacion.org
Politics of Cuba
Political parties
Elections

The Christian Liberation Movement (Spanish: Movimiento Cristiano Liberación or simply MCL) is a Cuban dissident party advocating political change in Cuba. MCL was founded in 1988 by a group of secular Catholics belonging to the Parish of Cerro, in Havana. From the movement's founding and until his death, it was led by Oswaldo Payá. At present (2014), it is led by Ofelia Acevedo. Its bank account for financial support (through donations and funding) is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico - although the movement itself works in Cuba.

MCL has urged the governments, parliaments, citizens of the European Union to support "in a public and sustained manner the release of those jailed in Cuba for defending, promoting and exercising peacefully their human rights; the dialogue between Cubans as a path toward achieving the changes the Cuban people desire and national reconciliation; and our demands for changes in the laws so that the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all Cubans are respected".[1]

The Christian Liberation Movement is a member of the Centrist Democrat International, the international organization promoting Christian democracy.

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