Cuba’s Castro regime celebrates ‘National Women’s Week’ with brutal violence against women

This is what “Hope and Change” looks like in Cuba. This is the true and unmistakable nature of the apartheid Castro dictatorship. The very same dictatorship so many tell us we should be embracing and supporting.

Antonella Marty in PanAm Post:

Cuba’s National “Women’s Week” Features Violence against Ladies in White

I just returned from a trip to Cuba, and I must say that I saw things there I never thought I would. I was already aware that communism does not work, but this trip showed me the destruction up close. I walked through the devastation of the longest dictatorship in Latin American history, where the same tyrants have ruled since 1959, and where political propaganda abounds and the humiliation of the Cuban people is a common occurrence.

Throughout the week of my visit, I had the opportunity and the great honor to meet with the women I most admire in the world. They are women who fight for the freedom of political prisoners in Cuba, women who fight for the freedom of the Cuban people. They’re the Ladies in White, and they are attacked on a daily basis by the regime for protesting peacefully, dressed in white and asking for the most sacred thing a human being can have: freedom.

While I was there, the Cuban television channels were plagued with political propaganda for what the regime called “National Women’s Week,” during which Castro and his cronies denounced violence against women despite having killed and beaten the brave women who march for peace and freedom in the Ladies in White.

Another typical characteristic of the Castro regime is hypocrisy and a two-faced attitude. The same Castro puppets who appear on television denouncing violence against women beat the women who stand up to them. The same Castro puppets who denounce wealth buried Fidel Castro — who amassed a $900 million fortune — while the Cuban people die of hunger.

The Ladies in White movement came about after what is known as the Black Spring of 2003. On that occasion, the Marxist regime unleashed a brutal wave of repression and sent 75 Cuban opponents and journalists to prison. In response, the wives, mothers and relatives of the prisoners began a campaign to see them released. In peaceful street protests they wear white outfits, and carry photographs of their imprisoned relatives.

Since the first day of protests, this movement has been silenced with beatings and arbitrary detentions. However, the Ladies in White have never lost their determination and perseverance.

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  1. The “Black Spring” of 2003, in addition to the imprisoning of dozens of peaceful dissidents, included the summary executions of three young men of color for hijacking a ferry to escape from the island (other “co-conspirators” in the hijacking got life sentences). When international response proved unexpectedly negative (temporarily), the Castro regime concocted (for foreign consumption) a public letter rationalizing and supporting its actions, which was signed by 27 prominent members of the official artistic and intellectual establishment–all of whom thus became documented apologists for totalitarian oppression and actual murders. Their names follow (those in parentheses are now dead):

    Alicia Alonso
    Miguel Barnet
    Leo Brouwer
    (Octavio Cortázar)
    (Abelardo Estorino)
    Roberto Fabelo
    Pablo Armando Fernández
    Roberto Fernández Retamar
    (Julio García Espinosa)
    Fina García Marruz
    (Harold Gramatges)
    (Alfredo Guevara)
    Eusebio Leal
    José Loyola
    Carlos Martí
    Nancy Morejón
    Senel Paz
    Amaury Pérez
    Graziella Pogolotti
    (César Portillo de la Luz)
    Omara Portuondo
    (Raquel Revuelta)
    Silvio Rodríguez
    (Humberto Solás)
    Marta Valdés
    Chucho Valdés
    (Cintio Vitier)

    However, these miserable minions did not become bywords for infamy outside Cuba except among “those people.” The matter was either ignored or blown off and has been to this day, while the signatories siguen tan campantes, como si nada. Indeed, at least one of them, the geriatric singer Omara Portuondo (who happens to be of color herself) has appeared in concert in Miami twice, at a venue (the Arsht Center, which fully deserves a Cuban-American boycot) subsidized annually by millions of dollars of Miami-Dade county taxpayer dollars. Alas, such miseria humana, not to say hijeputez, is pretty much the norm. The reason is very simple: by and large, the world is full of shit.

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