Things are getting better in Cuba? 6,035 political arrests in 2012
Listening to the media and "Cuba Experts," one is led to believe that things are actually getting better in Cuba. The question is: For who? Since the beginning of this year, the Castro dictatorship has initiated a massive and brutal wave of repression against the island's opposition, breaking all sorts of records along the way. Not exactly a sign of improving conditions.
Through the month of November, there have been 6,035 political arrests on the island with an average of 549 political arrests per month. A pace that will make 2012 a banner year in Cuba for political repression, exceeding the number of arrests in 2010 and 2011 combined.
So... things are getting better in Cuba?
Cuban human rights group reports at least 410 political arrests in November
The very unofficial Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Tuesday reported there were at least 410 politically motivated arrests in Cuba in November.
That brings the the total for the year to 6,035. If the Castro regime continues its torrid pace of repression -- for the year, it has averaged 549 arrests per month -- it will easily surpass the total number of arrests in 2010 and 2011, combined.
Cubaencuentro.com has more on the commission's report.
You can read report, including details on each arrest, here.