Family Life in Cuba

Remember Elian Gonzalez and all the chest pounding about how he belonged back in Cuba with his family? All those editorials about the sanctity of family?

Is this what they had in mind?

From NetforCuba



A Communist Party official ordered the public chastisement of a school teacher who refused to leave her husband, a government opponent and former political prisoner. Maip? P?rez Naranjo refused to attend an October 14 meeting of teachers of the Silvio Flietas school at which director Osmayda Zacar?as criticized her for consorting with a dissident, her husband, Guillermo P?rez Yera, provincial delegate of the Pedro Luis Boitel Civic Resistance Movement.

A fellow teacher and childhood friend, Idalmis Rojas Aguilar, who went to the defense of P?rez Naranjo, was later transferred to a remote school for three years of “rehabilitation.” The meeting of teachers had been ordered by the local Communist Party secretary, named Maria Victoria, after she failed to convince P?rez Naranjo to leave her husband. “My wife refused to be blackmailed,” said P?rez Yera. “She does not allow work issues to affect interfere with family life.”

10 thoughts on “Family Life in Cuba”

  1. Ziva,
    It’s a sad, sad fact that, though there is a mountain of evidence pointing to the hypocrisy and cruelty of those currently governing Cuba
    –where injustice has become a way of life– the mainstream media continue to ignore that evidence.
    Where are such mighty “defenders” of human rights like Jesse Jackson now? All those pseudo-intellectuals who sign petitions on behalf of the castro regime? It shouldn’t surprise us that they ignore these situations, when they have been ignoring, just to give one specific example, the illegall jailing and torturing of Dr. Elias Biscet for years.
    It’s exasperating, to say the least.
    Therefore, each and every one of us who lives in freedom must keep on “educating” those who choose to turn a blind eye to what’s going on in Cuba today.

  2. Julio- make sure you are sitting down or in any other comfortable position while waiting for the “defenders” of human rights to denounce castro’s atrocities….may I suggest a pillow maybe?

  3. Nurian,
    I left Cuba as an Unaccompanied Child through Operation Pedro Pan in 1962. I was all of 15 at the time and, needless to say, had never gone more than twice beyond the territorial limits of my native province and into the next one. Talk about innocence!
    Now I’m 58 years old, and the intervening years I have learned a lot, particularly when it comes to distinguishing the difference(s) between what people *say* and what they *do* –so I know full well what to expect from any self-styled defenders of human rights.
    I have been witness, for way too many years, what they have done –or not done.
    So be assured that, though I may sit down from time to time, I won’t need the pillow that you graciously offer me, because what I need to *do* has other requirements. Hardly anything surprises me anymore, but one thing is certain: The education of the (sometimes mentally) unwashed must go on!
    Ya no m’as!

  4. asi mismo es Julio- la hipocres?a de esos no tiene limite… y su silencio ante todo lo concerniente con Cuba se oye bien alto-

    algun dia podremos festejar …. I hope!

  5. As’i ser’a, Nurian.
    Y nos iremos a mear sobre las tumbas de muchos.
    Should any monolinguals be following this threat, the above, roughly (*very roughly*) translated, means: So it shall be. And we will go and spit on their graves.

  6. Correction: In my comment above, I mean to say “thread” rather than “threat” –though I guess it could work out either way.

  7. I just bought the Mike Judge collection, so it’s more like “are you threatening me?”.

    I can’t wait for the tiranos to start fleeing the country to hide somewhere, and then seeing them being capture and brought to trial…. a la Neuremberg (sp)-

  8. Hola!
    I just came back from a trip at Cuba (cayo guillermo). I was shocked by the touristic buble i lived in. I met a couple of cubain. They were good people and, even if we had hard times to communicate, they helped me to open my eyes and heart. Now we try to keep in touch by internet. I wish i could get back there with them. Live with them and get into the real cubain life. Just to be there, see with my eyes and see what i can do if something have to be done. I live in Montreal Canada but my heart is in Cuba now.

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