Another high-ranking military officer in Cuba dies

Brigadier General Rafael Moracen Limonta becomes the 17th high-ranking military officer in communist Cuba to die of natural causes since the July 11th protests. Just a coincidence?

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

Brigadier General Rafael Moracén dies in Cuba

Cuban Brigadier General Rafael Moracen Limonta, who was part of Fidel Castro’s guerilla forces in the Sierra Maestra mountains and led military missions in Angola and Siria from Havana, died on Friday on the island.

“My condolences to the brothers in arms, family members, and friends of Brigadier General Rafael Moracen (ret.). He was a hero of Cuba and sister nations where valor and the ethics of internationalist Cubans grew together with the legend of the brave ‘rifle remover,'” wrote Miguel Diaz-Canel in a post on Twitter on Saturday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces published in the state-run news outlet Cubadetabe, Moracen Limonta enlisted in the Mario Muñoz Third Front, which was led by Commandant of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque in eastern Cuba when he was only 18.

The officer, who was was awarded with the Hero of the Republic order by Fidel Castro himself, worked as a naval and air force attaché during Cuba’s military intervention in Angola.


The official statement makes no mention of his age or the cause of death for Moracen Limonta.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.