'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.

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.


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.

P. S. You can hear CANTO TALK here & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.