If you are wondering why the 2-million foreign tourists who visit Cuba every year have not been able to make one iota of difference in helping the Cuban people rid themselves of Castro dictatorship, the video below provides the simple answer. On February 14th, a family from a yet unknown country was enjoying their tropical getaway in Cuba with their toddlers when they happened upon a public protest by dissidents in Havana’s Central Park. One of them decided to pull out their camera and record the event, and that is when things went horribly wrong.
In a country like Cuba, which is ruled by a ruthless and vicious dictatorship, it does not matter if you are a tourist enjoying privileges and liberties prohibited to the general population; you are expected to behave in a certain manner. The only reason you are allowed in the country is to provide hard currency for the dictatorial regime, and just because you are a foreign national does not mean you can engage in subversive activities, such as documenting on film a protest by dissidents. If you attempt to do anything the Castro regime deems unacceptable, as this unlucky family and their poor children learned, you will suffer the violent wrath of a vicious and brutal regime that has no regard for freedom, human rights, or even children.
The following video of the violent arrest of foreign tourists in Cuba was taken by Wilfredo Parada Milian, a member of the opposition group the Patriotic Union of Cuba, who has learned the hard way how to discreetly film and document the atrocities of the Castro dictatorship.