'Escuchame': Cuban dissidents say 'listen to me'!
It's 90 miles south of Key West but it seems like millions from US public opinion.
I understand that we have lots of domestic and foreign problems but can we take a minute and listen to dissidents screaming from the island?
This is from The Miami Herald:
" The regime's actions speak volumes about its true intentions:
- November began with a delay in the trial of three democracy activists arrested last year during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI. The church has a new pope, but these dissidents are still in jail.
- The following weekend, Cuban security officials detained 30 members of the Ladies in White in yet another crackdown on freedom advocates, and a government mob pummeled a prominent dissident, Guillermo Fariñas, when he dared complain to the police.
- On Oct. 14, police and a pro-government mob arrested 22 members of the Ladies in White who were marking the anniversary of the death of their founder.
- In September, more than 700 short-term detentions of dissidents were reported by Cuban human rights groups, one of the highest totals in years."
Raul's reforms are a fraud. Cuba is still the same Castro dictatorship that we've known for years. They announce "reforms" but keep the Cuban people under a repressive and authoritarian system.
However, he is getting away with it because there are too many who would rather do business with Cuba than listen to the dissidents.