Friday, March 30, 2012

The Brave Cuban Who Yelled "Down With Communism", Has been Identified!!

The brave Cuban who yelled "Down With Communism", during the Popes mass in Santiago de Cuba and was dragged out and beaten, before being arrested by the repressive machine of dictator Raul Castro has been Identified!!

His name is Andres Carrion Alvarez, 38 years old. He is an Occupational Therapist. Carrion remains detained in Santiago de Cuba.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

We are not going to heal you because you are a Black Counter-Revolutionary

Bertha Antunez Pertet, talks about racism in Cuba at the hands of the communist. She recalls how in 93 when her brother dissident Jose Luis Garcia Perez (Antunez) was in prison for political reasons, he endured additional mistreatment and humiliation due to the color of his skin and she recalls a horrible incident, that seems like something right out of 19th century Spanish colonialism, where her brother's jailers incited some dogs to attack him and they destroyed parts of his body, but he was refused medical care and was told......____"We are not going to heal you, because you are a black counter-revolutionary". 

Nowadays,  Antunez is out of prison, but lives in Cuba and in his own way he is a free man. He is an outspoken critic of the Castro Regime and twitters and blogs for freedom. He calls his blogs "Ni me Callo ni me Voy", which means, I will not be Silent and I will not Leave.

Racism is and has been evident from the early days of the communist revolution and even before the bearded men came down from the hills of Sierra Maestra in 1959. The communists want the world to believe that they are for equality, but the reality is very different and in a crowd the black man with be the first to be asked for his identity papers and racial slurs during arrests of dissidents or none dissident is common practice and if they are unlucky enough to end up in prison-they always get the worse treatment.

Interviewed March 2011
Bertha Antúnez Pernet was born in 1959 to a family of limited means. She began to become politically aware in 1990 when her brother, Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (“Antúnez”), was unjustly charged with “enemy propaganda” for saying in a public square that Cuba should experience the same political changes that were taking place in Eastern Europe. He was incarcerated and then charged with additional political offenses during his confinement, which extended his sentence until 2007.
Antúnez Pernet became increasingly aware of the gravity of the human rights situation in Cuba through visiting her brother in prison and learning about the conditions to which he and other prisoners of conscience were subjected.
In 1997, Antúnez Pernet and other family members of political prisoners founded an organization called the National Movement of Civic Resistance Pedro Luis Boitel to fight ill-treatment in prison. By 1999, the movement had collected over 5,000 signatures for a general amnesty of political prisoners in Cuba. It has also carried out protests in front of various prisons throughout the island. 


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What Happened to Cuba's Mystery Protester? | Fox News Latino

What happened to the man in the dark T-shirt and baseball cap?
That is what Cuban dissidents are wondering after an unknown man who shouted anti-government slogans before Pope Benedict XVI's Mass in the eastern city of Santiago was dragged away by security. 
An independent Cuban group that monitors the detention of dissidents "has not been able to identify by name the young man who pronounced slogans in favor of freedom and against communism," said Elizardo Sánchez, who heads the organization and is a de facto spokesman for the dissidents. In his statement Tuesday, Sánchez called on the government to identify him.
The Cuban government did not respond to requests for comment.
Just before Monday's Mass was to begin in Santiago's main square, the man wearing a dark T-shirt and cap yelled "Down with the Revolution! Down with the dictatorship!" near journalists covering the ceremony.
Security agents quickly hustled him away. Video of the incident showed him being hit by an apparent first aid worker wearing a white T-shirt with a large red cross, before they were separated.
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who was imprisoned from March 2003 to November 2004 in a crackdown on dissent, said the consequences for disrupting a public act are serious.

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Yoani Sanchez Havana's Newest Spain's "El Pais" Press Correspondent in Cuba

According to Penultimos Dias, since the Castro regime refuses to accredit correspondents from Spain's largest daily, El Paisthe newspaper has hired a local journalist already based in Havana.

Her name is Yoani Sanchez.

Kudos to El Pais

Perhaps this will serve as a lesson for all those "journalists" that have jeopardized their integrity to satisfy their dictatorial hosts. 


Penultimos Dias

Capitol Hill Cubans
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