Another Cuban general is dead, the 16th high-ranking military officer to die since July 11th protests

Whether it’s planned or not, there’s no doubt the old guard is being purged from the Cuban Communist Party.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

Reserves General Manuel de Jesus Rey Soberon dies from COVID-19

Reserves Brigadier General Manuel de Jesus Rey Soberon died from COVID-19 on Friday in Cuba according to a brief statement released by the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (MINFAR).

According to the statement read during the Stellar News program on Cuban state-run television, Rey Soberon joined the Armed Forces in 1968 as a soldier at the San Antonio de los Baños Air Base.

He was later promoted to officer and held different commands, among them radio and communications technician, head of military communications systems, communications engineer, head of the MINFAR board, and director of the National Defense School, among others.

As is usually the case in these situations, MINFAR said his body will be cremated and his ashes placed at the Revolutionary Armed Forces Pantheon at the Colon Necropolis.

Rey Soberon becomes the 16th high-ranking military officer to die since July 11, the date when massive protests took place across the island and when these deaths began to be announced.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

1 thought on “Another Cuban general is dead, the 16th high-ranking military officer to die since July 11th protests”

  1. I don’t believe they’re being purged, but given they’re part of the ruling class, with all its attendant privileges, these deaths are probably an indication of how bad things are for ordinary Cubans now. I am sure Cuba’s real COVID figures are significantly worse than the official ones, which are never, EVER accurate.

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