Castro dictatorship prohibits opposition leader from traveling to Miami for cancer treatment

This is the compassion of socialism. This is how the communist Castro dictatorship treats Omara Ruiz Urquiola, an opposition leader suffering with cancer. This is socialism in action.

Via Martí Noticias (my translation):

Omara Ruiz Urquiola, an activist and cancer patient, blocked from leaving Cuba for medical treatment in Miami

Cuban authorities prohibited activist and cancer patient Omara Ruiz Urquiola from traveling on Friday for treatment in Miami and a doctor visit she had scheduled for Monday.

“When I went to check in my bags, an official from the airline told me my passport expired in November, although that hasn’t stopped others from traveling due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” she told Radio Martí.

The activist then went to the suggested office and was told “that’s not the case, they aren’t allowing anyone and there are no exceptions.”

Ruiz Urquiola believes what took place “is born of the anger and pettiness in which the Cuban regime acts,” with the objective of not allowing her to travel “and they look for any pretext so I can lose the money on the airline ticket and to make my life difficult.”

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

1 thought on “Castro dictatorship prohibits opposition leader from traveling to Miami for cancer treatment”

  1. Cancer care in Miami? Why? Hasn’t she heard that Cuba is a medical powerhouse? If it was good enough for Hugo Chávez, it’s more than good enough for a native, especially a, uh, non-conformist.

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