Raul Castro’s call to violence

The Cuban dictatorship of the Castro brothers is a regime that gained power through violence, and it is a regime that continues to use violence to maintain power.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Raul’s Call to Violence (Breeds Violence)
During April’s meeting of the VI Communist Party Congress, Cuban dictator Raul Castro gave the “green light” for violence (and impunity) against pro-democracy activists.

(Unfortunately, the foreign media only seems to note his economic remarks.)

Castro stated:

It is necessary to make clear that we will never deny our people the right to defend their Revolution. The defense of the independence, of the conquests of Socialism and of our streets and plazas will still be the first duty of every Cuban patriot.”

Despite the huge uptick in repression by his official security forces, Raul was giving a “wink and nod” for anyone — at any level — to take action against opponents of his dictatorship.

The result? Tragic violence.

Yesterday, human rights activist, Ernesto Carrera Moreno, was the victim of a violently machete attack by a local leader of Castro’s Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR).

At the time of attack, Carrera Moreno was walking home from a meeting with other dissidents in Caimanera, Guantanamo.

He has been hospitalized with a host of injuries, including a fractured skull.

State security officials have taken over the hospital and confiscated all medical certificates.

More “reform” you can’t believe in.