“Worst Wave of Cuban Repression in Decades”

Cuba Experts, anyone?
"Cuba Experts," anyone?

“The wave of repression we witnessed on Dec. 10th is the worst we’ve seen in this country in decades….”

González Leiva adds that his dissident group has testimonies from at least five people who were injected in their buttocks during the Dec. 10 demonstrations. “The injections produce dizziness and nausea…this is something totally new in terms of regime repression…”

Entire article here, in Spanish.

But?….But-but-but??????

“Raul Castro represents potential change. He will have to seek an improvement for Cubans’ standard of living..he has also signed two human rights accords,” (Marifeli Perez-Stable Feb. 2008)

But?….But-but-but??????

“It’s Carlos Lage (for Cuba’s next President)This is a time when Cuba’s leadership moves toward generational change.” (“Phil Peters, March, 2008) Institute)

But?….But-but-but??????

“It is clear that the recent leadership changes (in Cuba) have created an opportunity for the United States to reevaluate a complex relationship marked by misunderstanding, suspicion, and open hostility.” (Richard Lugar. Feb. 2009)

But?….But-but-but??????

“Raúl Castro said in recent months that he has an obligation not only to lead but also to yield to a younger generation of leaders. (Julia Sweig Feb. 2008)

But?….But-but-but??????

“Carlos Lage is already a kind of de facto prime Minister.. the new Cuban brand will be pragmatic and flexible.” (Brian Latell, March 2008)

But?….But-but-but??????

“Castro is now going out on his own terms, securing a smooth transition to his brother and to a younger generation of leadership in Cuba……such as Vice President Carlos Lage.” (Peter Kornbluh, March 2008)

Absolutely Un-Freakin-Real

(Carlos Lage, BTW, appears to be either in Villa Marista or under house arrest.)