Ay! Brazil likely to change its pro-Castro policy

The loss of Venezuelan gifts is not the only factor causing concern for King Raul and his nobles.

Brazil might also pull out of its very cozy relationship with the Castro Kingdom.

Dilma, Dilma, why did you have to get impeached?  Your dear friend King Raul needs you.

And poor Dilma, she misses her beloved Raul and Fidel.  So sad, so sad…..

From 14yMedio

Rousseff’s Ouster Will Have a Negative Impact On The Cuban Economy

The suspension of the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is bad news for Cuba, which, despite detente with Washington, is feeling the effects of the recession affecting its allies in South America and Africa. Brazil will review its short-term policy toward the island, as revealed on Friday to Reuters, by a diplomat from that country who was stationed in Havana.

Over the past 13 years, the Government of Brazil provided Havana with at least 1.75 billion dollars in loans on favorable terms, resulting in criticism from the opposition, which is also angered by the “More Doctors” program, which sent some 11,400 Cuban doctors to work in Brazil.

These projects will be reexamined after the vote in the Brazilian Senate this Thursday and the ouster of president Rousseff for allegedly falsifying public accounts.

“There will be a short-term review of our policy toward Cuba because the money has run out. All this is not on hold,” said a Brazilian diplomat who asked to remain anonymous.

Some of the Brazilian loans were spent on the expansion of the Mariel Special Development zone, with repayment periods of 25 years at rates of between 4.4% and 6.9%, according to official data from Brazil. The detractors of this policy believe that the terms of the agreements have been extremely generous to a country like Cuba, with recognized solvency problems.

Continue reading HERE

Best news of the day: Catholic priest in Cuba scolds King Raul, says socialism needs to be ditched, replaced, and that the Church needs to push for real change

Father Juan Yvo Urvoy

Holy smokes!

What will Cardinal Emeritus Jaime Ortega say?  What will his socialist successor say?

A French Catholic priest assigned to Cuba is calling on the Catholic Church to bring Raul Castro to a round table discussion so he can be reprimanded and taught a lesson or two on the evils of socialism.

Father Juan Yvo Urvoy — an avid cyclist who started a cycling club for the youth of his parish –has been shepherding his rural flock in Placetas, Villa Clara for over ten years.

He says that he and his parishioners were very disappointed by Pope Francis because he held back and said nothing about the rotten situation in Castrogonia, but is always speaking very freely about what he thinks is wrong in other countries.

And he quotes Aristotle when arguing that it is the duty of Christians to concern themselves with politics.

Yeow….  stay tuned.

From Marti Noticias:

The Catholic Church “needs to raise its voice and to be an instrument for the transition that the people of Cuba need,” affirmed the French priest, Juan Yvo Urvoy, pastor of the church of San Atanasio in Placetas.

“The Church is ready to facilitate something like that: a real transition that can bring a new political system that will truly involve all Cubans.  The Church has this role to play, to see and to speak very clearly at this moment,” said Father Yvo in an interview this Tuesday in 14yMedio with journalist Jorge Guillén…

…“This past Sunday I said at Mass that this is the moment for the Church to ask Raúl Castro to take part in a round table discussion so he can be told that if we are entering into another “special period” [like the one after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990’s] this is due to the fact that socialism is unsustainable and that we need to move on to something different.”

Wow… read the whole article HERE, in Spanish and check out the interview in the link to 14yMedio.

“This priest needs to be sent back to France, preferably to a Muslim neighborhood…”

 

Pope Francis will get chilly reception in Poland this week

Most Poles alive today can remember the many decades their nation spent under socialist and communist rule.

They know the full horror of secularist leftism all too well, and can smell the stench of a leftist when they run into one.

Poles also have Saint John Paul II as a point of comparison with all other popes.  He was one of their own, and so, so different from Papa Che.

No wonder, then, that Papa Che is not about to be welcomed with open arms in Poland.

Maybe Cardinal Emeritus Jaime Ortega should accompany him on this trip and bolster his spirits by whispering Castronoid revolutionary slogans in his ear while Poles give him the cold shoulder?

From Fox News:

On eve of Pope Francis visit to Poland, country refuses the red-carpet treatment

Pope Francis is set to arrive Wednesday in Poland, but the homeland of Saint Pope John Paul II – Francis’ most popular modern-day predecessor — is not rolling out the red carpet for the pontiff whose social agenda has alienated many in the conservative nation.

Francis will be in Krakow to celebrate World Youth Day, the event initiated more than 30 years ago by Pope John Paul II in which hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world gather. But unlike the favorite son the Eastern European nation sent to the Vatican, Francis has received a chilly reception.

“The Pope, an inconvenient guest,” was the headline on an article earlier this month in Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s largest circulation newspaper.

The event, held this year in the southern Poland city from July 27 through July 31, takes place every 2 or 3 years in a different city. In 2013, the host city was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Polish bishops circulated a letter publicizing the event that was read in churches throughout the nation on July 3. The letter praised the late Pope John Paul II three times, yet made no mention of Pope Francis.

“Here in Poland – a papal country – we have a very unusual situation,” journalist Katarzyna Wisniewska wrote. “Nobody here is waiting for the pope.”

In a country of 38 million people, 92 percent of whom identify as Roman Catholic, Pope John Paul II, born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland, and canonized in 2014, is among the most beloved figures in history.

Francis’ liberal social positions clash with the Polish church’s conservative orientation and alignment with the far-right Law and Justice Party government. Church support for Law and Justice was an important factor in the party’s landslide victory in the 2015 national elections.

The nationalist party is committed to defending the Catholic identity of a homogeneous Poland.

“Francis is seen as someone strange, alien, and Poles don’t relate to an Argentinian Pope,” journalist Adam Szostklewicz, who writes about the Church and international affairs for the weekly news magazine Polityka, told FoxNews.com…

…“Some Polish bishops actually are afraid of what Pope Francis will preach during the World Youth Day in Poland,” said Stanislaw Obirek, a professor of history at Warsaw University and a former Jesuit priest.

Continue reading HERE

Esta gentuza de Babalu merece el paredon !!!
…y la excomunicacion tambien… pa’l demonio….

 

Noticeable difference of the day: DNC vs RNC imagery

As everyone knows instinctively, even those who are brain damaged: images reveal things and reach places in the human mind and heart that are beyond the reach of words.

From The Daily Caller

No Visible American Flags Present At The Democrat Convention

The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags.

The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland on the other hand was filled with Americana.

Cuban “Migrant” crisis worsens in Florida Straits

 

They keep coming in. Wave after wave after wave, fleeing the Normalization Circus.

And many of the lucky ones who don’t drown or become food for sharks are being intercepted before they can reach the U.S.

This story is always tucked away in small publications and obscure web sites, ignored by major news media outlets.

It’s a lot like hearing a very loud high-pitched buzz that no one else in the room seems to acknowledge.

From Cuba Headlines

US Coast Guard repatriates more than 100 Cuban migrants so far this month

The US Coast Guard has repatriated 151 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since July 14.

The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore crew repatriated 60 Cuban migrants on Monday.

The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans crew repatriated 45 Cuban migrants, and the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 46 Cuban migrants on Thursday.

These repatriations are a result of ten separate migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the US border and prevented these sea voyages from ending in tragedy….

… Since October 1, at least 5,485 Cubans attempted to migrate to the US via the maritime environment compared to 4,473 in fiscal year 2015. These statistics represent the total number of at-sea interdictions, landings and disruptions in the Florida Straits, the Caribbean and Atlantic.

Whole article HERE

Hope & Change Quotes of the day

 

 

Hope and change under the Normalization Circus tent:

“Just when we thought we were going forward, everything is slipping away again,”– says Havana retiree Miriam Calabasa. “I am worried people are going to decide enough is enough: then what?”

“Nothing will get better any time soon; it can only get worse,” worries Ignacio Perez, a mechanic. “The roads won’t be paved, schools painted, the rubbish picked up, public transportation improved, and on and on.”

From a Financial Times article of the effects of Venezuela’s collapse on the Castro Kingdom.

 

Cuban slave-doctor program in Brazil faces sudden extinction

It seems that  slave-doctor program cooked up by the Castro regime and Castro-loving former president Dilma Rouseff is about to end.

What will those Cuban doctors do when the clock runs out on their slave-labor income?

No surprise, but over 1,000 of these doctors have married Brazilians.

Gee…. One has to wonder why so many of them have done that…

Could it be that they don’t want to return to Castrogonia?  Naaah. Of course not….

Cuban doctors arriving in Brazil

From PanAm Post:

Thousands of Cuban Doctors in Brazil Brace for Forced Return Home
Over 1,000 Cuban Doctors With Brazilian Families Now Caught in Difficult Situation

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has made a request to the Cuban government and the Panamerican Organization of Health (POH) in hopes of allowing Cuban doctors extend their stay in the country.

Brazilian Minister of Health Ricardo Barros said Thursday, July 21 that the “More Doctors Program” created in 2013 by Dilma Rousseff — in which 11,429 Cuban doctors have participated — is unfortunately only “provisional.”

Though he did not mark a date for the end of the federal program initiated by Rousseff’s adminstration, the Health Minister told the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo that it is the municipalities who must run health programs.

“There are those medical professionals who they should contract permanently,” he said. “We have 2,500 municipalities that have a doctor from the More Doctors Program.”

Over a thousand doctors from Cuba who won the program’s contract will soon be returning to their country from Brazil, but officials are asking that the contracts be extended since most of the doctors are now established and integrated into the community in which they work.

“More than 1,000 have already married Brazilian citizens and some have children,” one official said.

Slave doctor dealers

Castro military junta gaining power as Normalization Circus rolls along

Oligarchs

Under the many tents of the Normalization Circus, all sorts of stuff remains hidden from view.

One of these many unseen developments is the growing power of the Castro Kingdom’s military oligarchy.

As the White House blabs on and on about “empowering” the Cuban people, the military elites in Havana seize the opportunity to enhance their control of absolutely everything in the Castro Kingdom.

From Newsmax

Obama’s Policy Permits Expansion of Cuba’s Military

by Mauricio Claver Carone

Far from empowering Cuba’s small sector of ‘self-employed’ residents, the Castro regime is taking full advantage of Obama’s new policy to accelerate the military’s holdings of every entity poised to benefit from current U.S.-Cuba relations. GAESA’s companies are experiencing double-digit growth and expansion. For example, its Gaviota Tourism Group, S.A., a subsidiary led by Gen. Luis Perez Rospide, averaged 12 percent growth in 2015 and expects to double its hotel business this year. Aiding in the “transition” to military control of the economy, the Obama Administration is contradicting its purported policy goal, and licensing U.S. hotel operators Starwood and Marriott to venture directly with the Cuban military.

GAESA is seizing the opportunity to make two new major acquisitions that required no legal process or public transparency. They are:

Habaguanex, S.A. –  One of the few tourism companies that remained outside the control of the Cuban military, Habaguanex was founded in 1994 under the control of the Office of the Historian of Havana, and run by a close confidant of Fidel Castro, Eusebio Leal. Its properties include nearly all of Old Havana’s tourist zone, the Hotel Ambos Mundos, of Hemingway fame, and the Hollywood celebrity favorite Hotel Saratoga. Now under military control, Habaguanex has also taken over the former markets for “self-employed” licensees around the Port of Havana. That now makes it the sole beneficiary of Obama’s new U.S. cruise ship travelers.

Banco Financiero Internacional – This state-owned bank is one of Cuba’s most important financial entities. It is solely empowered by the Castro regime to conduct commercial banking operations in convertible currencies. Virtually every foreign company and person engaged in business on the island must open an account in this bank. It was previously under the control of the Central Bank of Cuba and the Ministry of Finance.

While there has been no growth in the number of “self-employed” Cubans, military-owned monopolies are growing at record pace, along with its lopsided impact on the daily lives of the Cuban majority. Sadly, military monopolies do not crumble from “too much business.” It is the sense of personal freedom and independence that crumbles, and no amount of Kardashian, Chanel, Shaq and other celebrity distractions are going to hide that crippling loss….

Heir to the throne: Alejandro Castro Espin

….The most powerful and symbolic figure in the Ministry of the Interior is another MINFAR official – Col. Alejandro Castro, Raul’s only son. Alejandro’s stock is rising faster. He became the point man for secret negotiations in Ottawa, Rome and Toronto with the Obama administration officials that led to the 2014 U.S. policy change. His U.S. counterpart in the negotiations was Obama’s inexperienced foreign policy advisor and fictional-story teller, Ben Rhodes.

Today, Cuba’s military is directing and ultimately responsible for the day-to-day repression of the Cuban people.

Entire story HERE (many more details).

Dark, dark day in Cuban history: Murderous psychopath begins his quest for total control of all Cubans in 1953

26 July 1953

He hid from the bullets as he sent other men to their certain death on a suicide mission at an insignificant military barracks.

He was caught alive and jailed under very cushy conditions and freed shortly thereafter due to the political influence of his socialite wife’s family.

While in prison he managed to strike up an adulterous relationship with another socialite and to write a book that shamelessly aped Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

Psychopath on his way to glory

After being freed he came to the U.S. to beg for money from anti-Batista exiles, then went to Mexico, and launched another pathetic assault on Batista with a small boat full of fools and one Argentine psychopath even more vicious and cowardly than himself.

As he had done before, he hid from all the bullets, and so did his new Argentine friend.

His cowardice allowed him to surive, along with his weasel of a half-brother and his Argentine friend.

They hid in the mountains and terrorized the local peasants.  A New York Times reporter fell in love with him and made him famous.

As soon as President Eisenhower pulled the plug on Batista, the psychopath swooped down on Havana, drove away, imprisoned, killed, or disappeared anyone else who stood in his way.

Then he stole everyone’s property.

For reasons only a psychopath can understand, he chose the date of his first pathetic suicide mission as the symbol of his quest for absolute control over everyone’s life.

During a few tense days in 1962 he came close to causing hundreds of millions of deaths through nuclear warfare.

And many years later, some filthy rich capitalists still admire him and his Argentine friend, even though such capitalists would have been among the first to be robbed blind or killed by these psychopaths.

Überarschkopf billionaire Richard Branson

Go figure.

Unfortunately, that’s our history.

And our place in history is to know that justice will never prevail, and that despicable idiots like billionaire capitalist Richard Branson and millions of morally bankrupt cretins like him couldn’t care less about real history or real justice.

And about the same time that the psychopath Fidel began his quest for power, my beloved white cat was poisoned by a neighbor.

Miserere mei, Domine, Cubanus sum.  Have mercy on me Lord, I’m Cuban.

 

Carlos, Havana 1953
Cuban boy in 1953

Caracastan Connection: Two Maduro nephews confess to drug trafficking

Thus far no connection to the Castro Kingdom has emerged from this investigation into drug trafficking from Colombia via Venezuela.

Given the deep involvement of Castro, Inc. in all aspects of Venezuela’s economy, can their involvement be kept a secret for very long?

This story has Castro written all over it, but for now, the writing is invisible.  Only those with Cuban exile glasses can read it.

From Breitbart:

Venezuela: President’s Nephews Were Trafficking FARC Cocaine into New York

Two of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s nephews have confessed to attempting to traffic 800 kilograms of cocaine into New York from Venezuela, identifying the owners of the drugs as the Marxist terrorist group FARC.

According to documents, newly introduced in the trial of Efraín Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freitas – related to Maduro through his wife, first lady and legislator Cilia Flores – the two men admitted they had planned to make multiple cocaine deliveries from Venezuela through Honduras to the United States on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a half-century-old guerrilla terrorist group. Many of the revelations come from conversations Campo Flores and Flores de Freitas had with undercover DEA agents before their arrests flying into the United States from Haiti in November 2015. The DEA agents were posing as Mexican drug traffickers seeking to aid the transport of the merchandise in exchange for a cut of the profits.;

According to documents, newly introduced in the trial of Efraín Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freitas – related to Maduro through his wife, first lady and legislator Cilia Flores – the two men admitted they had planned to make multiple cocaine deliveries from Venezuela through Honduras to the United States on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a half-century-old guerrilla terrorist group. Many of the revelations come from conversations Campo Flores and Flores de Freitas had with undercover DEA agents before their arrests flying into the United States from Haiti in November 2015. The DEA agents were posing as Mexican drug traffickers seeking to aid the transport of the merchandise in exchange for a cut of the profits.

whole story HERE

Former president of Costa Rica warns Fariñas: his hunger strike will make no difference

Oscar Arias

Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias has spoken the truth:  The Castro regime will let Guillermo Fariñas die and his death will bring no change to his nation.

The ruthlessness of the Castro Kingdom is unstoppable.  The death of one loudmouth dissident will change nothing.

From 14yMedio via Translating Cuba

Oscar Arias Asks Fariñas To Suspend His Hunger Strike

In a letter published Saturday by the former president of Costa Rica and 1987 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Oscar Arias Sanchez asks his “friend” Guillermo Fariñas to “lift his hunger and thirst strike.”

Arias Sanchez explains that the hunger strike will not succeed as a recourse to persuade the government of the island “that you cannot pursue noble ends with ignoble means.” He also says that Cuba “is not a different democracy” but rather is “a dictatorship.”

The former Costa Rican president (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) recalled the case of regime opponent Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died after an 86-day hunger strike. He did not manage “to convince the Cuban regime that it was necessary to preserve the life of this person, regardless of any ideological differences” and nor did he move “the compassion of the Cuban dictatorship.”

Continue reading HERE

British tourists experience the full horror of being treated like Cubans in Cuba

Ray and Sheila Dumbledon

A retired couple from Birmingham booked a de luxe vacation in paradise.  Or so they thought.

The paradise was Cuba.

When the wife became ill she was taken to one of those wonderful Cuban hospitals everyone praises so much, but when the hospital staff discovered that she couldn’t pay, things began to get ugly.

The unpaid bill amounted to 20,000 pounds (26,240 US dollars)

The woman died alone because her husband was not allowed to see her as long as they had unpaid bills.  He claims that the hospital ceased treatment of his wife and allowed her to die.

Now, the Castronoids have kept the corpse and won’t release it until her family forks over an additional 7,000 pounds (9.184 US dollars).

Oh, those damn savages…how dare they treat us as if we were one of them!  We came here to paradise to have a dream holiday!

Imagine, savages making a British tourist feel powerless!  Imagine, savages who don’t care about human dignity!

The headline below is straight out of the British newspaper The Birmingham Mail.  We kid you not.

Cuban hospital

Widower talks for first time of ‘hell’ at losing Sheila Dumbleton during dream holiday on paradise isle

A grief-stricken pensioner said his wife was “left to die” in a Cuban hospital – because they could not pay a £20,000 medical bill.

Ray Dumbleton said he was even banned from saying a last goodbye to his beloved Sheila, his soulmate of 34 years, as her body lay alone .

The 67-year-old, from Frankley , said his ordeal was like “hell on Earth”.

He said: “If you think of a World War Two scene, then that might just start to come close.”

Sheila died in hospital in Holguin, Cuba, after falling ill on the sixth day of what had been planned as the couple’s ‘dream holiday’. Despite taking out ‘gold cover’ travel insurance, she was unable to claim for her medical treatment and was left with a £20,000 medical bill.

The 57-year-old, who suffered a stroke, a bleed on the brain and other complications, died while she was receiving treatment in hospital.

Now, her distraught family have been ordered to settle her medical bill to pay and must also find an extra £7,000 to bring Sheila’s body home.

“It felt that, as soon as the hospital knew we couldn’t pay, they left her to deteriorate,” Ray said. “All the doctors kept saying to us was ‘payment, payment’ but we didn’t have the money to give them.

“The conditions in that hospital were horrendous – something I find hard to put into words.

“There were dead bodies left uncovered.  “It was as if they didn’t care about people’s dignity.

“They wouldn’t even allow me to see my wife’s body and pay my last respects to her. They just kept saying it was Cuban law.”“

I will never get that chance again. They have broken my heart, “I kept saying: ‘Forget Cuban law, I want to see my wife’. “But they would not allow me that last moment with her.

I felt powerless over there.”

“At one point they even threatened to put me into prison if I carried on demanding to see her.

Continue reading HERE.

Most unusual: Castro Kingdom used as example of the evils of “progressive” liberal ideology

Socialist paradise

Every now and then some non-Cuban proclaims the truth about the Castro Kingdom.

It’s highly unusual.

And it’s even more unusual when the author of the piece is an American politician.

From The Hayride

The Siren Song of Socialism

by Louisiana State Senator Conrad Appel

A great example of the tragedy of state sponsored socialism is very near to us and, just as did the Sirens, it resides in an island. Cuba before it’s revolution had the second strongest middle class in the Western hemisphere. Havana then was the Paris of the West, filled with fabulous wealth and magnificent architecture. But something happened; misguidedly the people responded to the Sirens’ call of socialism, the same call that our own modern democrats are rushing toward as they embark upon their political convention.

The result in Cuba after 60 years of state socialism is amazing. On average, every day in Havana three buildings, those very symbols of the past wealth of the middle class, collapse into rubble. The average income for Cuban citizens today is less than $20 per month. That is no typo, it is $20 per month!

There is no middle class; socialism has eliminated all family wealth and everyone is what in the US we would call the very poor. There is no paint, no windows, no air conditioning, few TVs, cars held together with twist wire. The government has instituted rolling blackouts because there is a lack of fuel for energy generation. The highest paid people in Cuba are taxi drivers who get tips; not engineers, doctors, or all the other professionals valued by the prosperous West.

Socialism has destroyed almost all investment and entrepreneurship. For all practical purposes the state owns all and controls all. To invest in Cuba the investor must give 51% to the government and is subject to overwhelming taxes, rules, and regulations imposed by the government.

And what have the Cuban people traded their freedom and prosperity for? They have traded all for the Siren call of big government promises, the same promises that today’s democrats are trying to outdo themselves over. According to socialist policies, Cubans needn’t worry about hard work, about creativity, about pushing their society forward. The government takes care of all that; all citizens are equal no matter of their talents, hard work, or education and therefore all are treated the same.

Sound familiar? It should, the programs proposed by the democrats in the run up to their convention are the first steps toward the very socialistic state that they want us to trade our incredibly prosperous economic system for. Sadly, the promises of big government and faux equality has driven the once prosperous Cubans to an incredibly low standard of living; a standard that is lower than almost all who live in our country.

Read the whole essay HERE

Black lives that don’t matter: Castro regime continues abuse of dissidents for 63rd consecutive Sunday

From CubaNet:

This Sunday July 24 was not much different from the previous 62 Sundays in the Castro Kingdom.

Thanks to the Normalization Circus set in motion by the current occupant of the White House, the Castro regime now feels totally empowered to arrest, abuse, torture, and imprison anyone who dares to challenge it.

Paradoxically, at the White House and in the editorial offices of the New York Times, these repressive measures are interpreted as signs of the “empowerment” of the Cuban people.

Go figure.

This Sunday, the Castro regime hung a huge banner covered with pro-government slogans in front of the headquarters of the Ladies in White in the humble, shabby neighborhood of Lawton in Havana.

The banner was strategically placed in order to prevent the Ladies or any dissidents from filming the arrests and beatings that took place.

The brave Ladies and a few other dissidents were pounced upon as soon as they walked out the front door.  All of them were savagely beaten and arrested.

Thus far, we have no news of what abuse was endured by the Ladies in White elsewhere on the island slave plantation.

Here are the names of those arrested at the Havana headquarters of the Ladies in White.

Berta Soler, Aliuska Gómez García, Maribel García Hernández, Ada María Lopez Canino, Bertha Martínez Herrera, Zenaida Hidalgo Cedeño, Yamilet Naranjo Figueredo, Joisi Jaramillo Sánchez, Daysi Coello Basulto, Virgen Coello Basulto, María Cristina Labrada Varona, Yamila Lamonth Domínguez, Ivoiny Moralobo Melo, María Josefa Acon Sardiñas, Nieves C. Matamoros González, Gladis Capote Roque, Deysi Artiles del Sol, Cecilia Guerra Alfonso, Micaela Roll Golbert, Marlen González González, and Danaisy Muñoz López.

Some of the other dissidents arrested along with the Ladies were Ángel Moya Acosta, Servelio Villegas Marrero, and Félix Juan Cabrera Cabrera.

Let’s see if anyone mentions them at the Democratic National Convention today or on any of the following days.  Most of those arrested and beaten are black.  And — as we are all constantly reminded — black lives matter.

Yes, they sure do.  Yes, sir; yes, ma’m.  Yes, Mildred! But only as long as they’re not Cuban.

Black lives that don’t matter