As U.S. election dominates news, wave of arrests in Cuba
Distractions are opportunities for dictators.
From Capitol Hill Cubans:
Wave of Arrests Sweeps Havana
Amid the world's focus on the U.S. Presidential election, the Castro regime has violently arrested over two dozen of the island's most renowned dissidents.
They include Yoani Sanchez, Antonio G. Rodiles, Laritza Diversent, Guillermo Fariñas, Angel Moya, Felix Navarro, Julio Aleaga, Librado Linares and Orlando Luis Pardo.
They had gathered at a Havana police station to inquire about yesterday's arbitrary arrest of Yaremis Flores and Veizant Boloy, two independent lawyers who provide free legal assistance to dissidents.
As a result, they too were beaten and arrested.
More "reform" you can't believe in.
Note: Yoani Sanchez was later released.