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Injuries inflicted on dissident Raúl Arias
Injuries inflicted on dissident Raúl Arias

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed (John 3:20)

Not much has changed in the  two millennia since this Gospel passage was written, as far as hiding from the light is concerned. In Cuba, those government agents who stir up mobs and perform “acts of repudiation” tend to wear civilian clothes, so as not to be readily identified. Most of these brutal attacks take place out of view, too, and the perpetrators remain unknown to the world.
This week, however, a beam of light has been turned on one of these thugs, whose name is Jorge Galvez Botolengo. It happened when tough guy Jorge led a mob attack on the home of dissident Raúl Arias Márquez, in the town of Morón, in central Cuba. Somehow, as Arias Márquez was being savagely beaten by the mob in full view of his wife and two children, the dissident managed to get his hands on the mob leader’s identity card. Thanks to the small but efficient network of communication that now exists among dissidents, Raúl Arias Márquez was able to pass along a photo of his own injuries and of the thug’s identity card.
Now, fortunately, through this web site and the nearly miraculous power of the internet, the whole world can get acquainted with the young macho man who led this mob. And now…THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES FOR A LIVING.

Nice work, Compañero Jorge Galvez Botolengo. Maravilloso, chico. Mira que valiente eres. Tienes unos cojones mas grandes que los de King Kong. Te la comistes. Ahora, Compañero, espera el premio que te mereces.

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