Alexia Echevarria

Alexia didn't like Lisa's comments about Cubans.

on Sep 10, 2013

It's so uncomfortable to be in this position. I want to be friends with both sides like I've been until now. I don't feel I have to take sides -- this is not a trial and I'm not a juror. I have nothing to do with their problems, and I'm getting tired of it. I have my own problems, which are much more important than theirs for that matter.

What I'm also very tired about is Lisa talking about the Cubans. What kind of ignorant comment is that? Miami, like many cities in the U.S., was built by hard working immigrants like my parents, who had to flee their country because of political persecution and lack of freedom.  Seriously Lisa, Lea vs. the Cubans? I'm appalled and disgusted. I'm sure Lea was as shocked as me. Where is this coming from?  I’m thinking it's you that has the problem with the Cubans. And Lisa calls herself the peacemaker? I CAN'T!   

I was happy to see Lea doing her thing and raising the money she does for her charity. That is a cause that is very dear to my heart being a former special education teacher who taught at risk children in Dade County Public schools. Furthermore, no matter what differences I may have with Lea at this point, I commend her for all of her efforts and dedication throughout the years with her organization. She will always have my support.