From our Bureau of High Points in Socialist Efficiency
If repression can be represented by labelling some seasons and months as “black”, then one might say that the calendar in Cuba is filling up with black spots: Black Spring 2003; Black July 2021; Black November 2021.
Exact figures are impossible to report, but Cuban exiles who keep track of repressive acts have announced their tally for the month of November, and the numbers are appallingly high.
November was a black hole, really: A black hole that drained all the light out of life. Of course, one might say Cuba itself is a massive black hole on planet earth, even though it doesn’t trap everything it sucks in, like the apartheid tourists and Cuban Yo-Yos that fall prey to its gravitational pull. But that anomaly only exists because this particular black hole is unique and can only continue to exist if these folk return to it, loaded with dollars and euros.
Looking at it from another perspective, one might also say that repression is the ONLY thing that Castro, Inc. excels at, the only state apparatus that is really efficient. Thank you apartheid tourists and Yo-Yos for funding this amazing repressive machine!
Abridged and loosely translated from Marti Noticias
In terms of repression, November has been the second worst month of 2021 in Cuba, indicates a report from the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) released this Friday.
The Spain-based group last month recorded at least 1,130 repressive actions against human rights activists, opponents, independent journalists and artists.
“In the period there were 197 arbitrary arrests, 14 of them violent,” the report indicates.
Among the abuses committed by the Cuban government, especially to prevent the peaceful demonstrations called for the Civic March for Change in Cuba planned for November 15, the OCDH documented police sieges of 485 homes, 182 police citations, 115 threats , 99 cases of harassment and 25 acts of repudiation.
Among the harassments cited by the OCDH, they mention that at least 80 cases of activists who had their data and / or mobile telephony service cut off.
Alejandro González Raga, executive director of the OCDH, summarized the report as follows: “The data, always partial, reflect the decision of the Cuban regime to prevent, at any cost, peaceful protests by the population.
“It is essential that the international community demand that Havana cease such harmful practices and the immediate release of all political prisoners,” the activist concluded.
Also from the OCDH, comes the opinion of Yaxis Cires, who in statements to Radio Martí assured that this report confirms “that the Cuban regime, instead of solving the problems of the population, especially economic social problems, what it seeks is repress, silence any sign of protest, any initiative, for example, from civil society and from the democratic opposition. “
Whole story HERE in Spanish