Cuba: Opposition leader survives two assassination attempts
Cuban opposition leader and democracy activist Sara Marta Fonseca (pictured above suffering one of many violent arrests) has managed to survive two assassination attempts by Castro State Security. Twice in a single day, a modern government vehicle carrying Castro agents attempted to ram the automobile Fonseca was traveling in as they drove through Havana.
The ramming of cars carrying dissidents and opposition members is the latest preferred method of the Castro dictatorship to permanently rid themselves of those who oppose them. Just last year the leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, was murdered when his car was rammed from behind by a Castro State Security vehicle. That was not the first attempt against Paya, however; months earlier, a van he was traveling in was rammed and flipped over, though he managed to survive that attempt on his life. Furthermore, in 2011, Ladies in White leader Laura Pollan (who died mysteriously after being injected with an unknown substance during a regime-organized mob attack), almost lost her life when the car she was traveling in suddenly swerved and crashed, which the driver described as a deliberate attempt by Cuban State Security.
But this method of assassination is not reserved solely for dissidents and opposition leaders. Just last week, General Pedro Mendiondo, the military officer who was in charge of the captured Cuban arms shipment to North Korea, mysteriously died in a "car accident," which took the life of his wife as well.
Attempts Against Female Democracy Leader's Life
In Havana today -- on two occasions -- a modern light blue car has tried to strike renowned Cuban democracy leader, Sara Marta Fonseca.
Inside the car were four men with walkies-talkies.
Fonseca is best known for the courageous protest she led on the steps of the Capitol building (see video here).
#Cuba intentan atropellarme junto a mi hijo con un auto moderno d color azul en 2 ocasiones hoy, dentro 4 hombres uno con radio-transmisor
— Sara Marta Fonseca (@SaraMartaCuba) August 31, 2013