Skip to comments.Obama's Historic Easing of Sanctions Dramatically Increases Abuse by Castro
Posted on 01/06/2013 12:10:23 PM PST by Nachum
Cuba was singled out by Human Rights Watch in 2011 as being the only Latin American country that represses virtually all forms of political dissent. It is difficult to understand how such tyranny could get worse.
Both Reuters and the Miami Herald report that Cuban Security agents broke their previous records of government political repression in 2012 with 6,602 confirmed detentions of political dissidents. In 2011 there were 4,123 confirmed political arrests which was even higher than the 2,704 arrests from 2010. Both Reuters and the Miami Herald based their data on a 2012 year-end report from the Cuban Committee for Human Rights and National Reconciliation.
To understand what Cuban political repression consists of, the Human Rights Watch 2012 World Reports section on Cuba describes: In 2011 Raúl Castros government continued to enforce political conformity using short-term detentions, beatings, public acts of repudiation, forced exile, and travel restrictions."
Illumination into Cubas political repression can be seen in the Miami Heralds January 4, 2013 article titled Human Rights Activist Says Dissident Arrests Up In 2012, that quotes Cuban human rights activist Elizardo Sánchez Santa Cruz as stating:
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0bama is just exercising "professional courtesy" from one commie dictator to another.
A comprehensive look at everything 0bamugabe has done would seem to indicate that he wants the whole world to suffer terribly. It has to be some twisted payback for what he sees as a rotten childhood.
Monkey see, monkey do...
After 54 years of failed sanctions on Cuba, the US may need to find another direction.
More proof he, and his cabinet, and his advisers, and his media, are socialist - if not committed communist.
They are proud ‘european socialists’ ... and they are working hard to do the bidding of their masters who want America living a European Socialist model. Of course that means nullifying the Constitution in crucial areas, like property ownership, as in privately owned rifles, shotguns and pistols, and no passing those evil things to your heirs.
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