Former high-ranking Cuban Communist Party official Ricardo Alarcon dies in Havana

Ricardo Alarcon was the face and voice of the Castro dictatorship internationally until he was unceremoniously purged from the Party and forced into retirement in 2013.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

Cuban politician Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada died this Saturday in Havana at the age of 84. He held important posts in the country as the Minister of Foreign Relations and president of the National Assembly of Popular Power. The news of his death was posted on social media by Josefina Vidal, the current vice-minister of Foreign Relations.

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The former Cuban diplomat graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Letters and presided over the Federation of University Students in 1961 and 1962.

He was also one of the founders of the Cuban Communist Party and a member of the Politburo until 2013. During his diplomatic career, he held the post of the island’s permanent ambassador at the United Nations and chancellor.

Alarcon was pushed out of Cuban politics in 2013 when he was removed from the presidency of the National Assembly and “released” from his duties on the Cuban Communist Party’s Politburo after the regime accused his secretary, Miguel Alvarez and the secretary’s wife, Mercedes Arce of espionage. Both were convicted and sentenced to 30 and 15 years in prison respectively.

The shameless Alarcon vehemently defended the murderous Castro dictatorship throughout his career. One of his most infamous moments was when a Cuban student asked him why the regime prohibited Cubans from freely traveling and the Castro official responded that “if everybody in the world, all six billion inhabitants, were able to travel wherever they pleased, there would be a tremendous traffic jam in our planet’s airspace..”

Alarcon led a charmed and luxurious life as an elite member of the Cuban Communist Party, making his fall from the grace of the Castro family dictatorship deeper and harder. He was purged from the party in 2013 forced into retirement on what is referred to on the island as the “Pajama Plan.” This plan refers to purged officials who are allowed to live but forced to stay home in their pajamas and never allowed to leave or travel again.

Unfortunately, Alarcon will never face justice for the crimes of humanity he helped the Castro dictatorship carry out. But he will not escape God’s Final Judgment.

3 thoughts on “Former high-ranking Cuban Communist Party official Ricardo Alarcon dies in Havana”

  1. He was not a politician. That does not exist in a totalitarian system. He was an apparatchik, which is a fancy name for an opportunistic minion of evil. Part of world’s “problem” with Cuba is the failure to call things what they are, see them as such and treat them accordingly. Well, one slimeball less.

  2. How’s this for irony? My mother made baby clothes for this cretin when she was a teenager. His parents lived on the same street as my grandparents. So, the baby for whom she made some cute little outfits grew up to be one of the monsters responsible for destroying our family and the whole nation. Lesson to be learned: you never know when some neighbor’s seemingly harmless baby will end up ruining your life.

    • The same thing, in principle, happened with countless no-name Cubans who were, in effect, closeted POS types before 1959, and then came out with a vengeance when the “revolution” both allowed and encouraged them to be themselves openly. It appeared that they had changed radically overnight, more or less, but they had always been shitty people, only they’d been pretending to be regular, ordinary folks.

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