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Christmas in Castro’s Cuba: The beating of children and the stealing of toys

John Suarez exposes what Christmas is really like in Castro's Cuba.

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

How the Castro brothers observe Christmas in Cuba: Beating children and stealing toys

Children of human rights activist Damaris Moya Portieles beaten by political police on January 2, 2014 in Santa Clara town, Cuba. Below is a photo with the little girl and little boy assaulted by agents of the Castro regime. In an interview she described how her little girl, Lázara is suffering stomach pains and fever as a result of the beating she suffered.

Earlier today on January 3, 2014 State security agents vandalized the headquarters of the Ladies in White in Havana. They took toys and food designated for Cuban kids on Three Kings Day which is traditionally celebrated on January 6.

The Castro brothers have a tradition of beating children and stealing toys at Christmas time. Three Kings Day also known as the Epiphany was observed last year by the regime in Cuba with detentions of children, the homes of activists stoned, and death threats.

On Christmas day 2011 three Ladies in White Leticia Ramos Herrería, age 42, Sayma Lamas, age 43, and Elizabeth Pacheco Lamas, age 20 were beaten up and detained by state security agents. State security agents punched and kicked the women and stopped them from attending Christmas Mass.

During the prior month of December, the independent press agency Hablemos Press documented 853 arbitrary detentions in Cuba.

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