Form our Restless Natives Bureau with some assistance from Calixto Quilojuá, our resident expert on Cuban Power Shortages
The natives are restless, for sure, from Castrogonia’s western tip all the way to the easternmost province. Some Cubans are calling this a resurgence of last year’s July 11 protests, especially because these protesters seem to have lost their fear of reprisals.
So, even those long prison sentences imposed on July 11 protesters – which every Cuban knows about — don’t seem to be a sufficient deterrent to manifestations of discontent. On the surface, the prime issue is power shortages and constant blackouts, but that’s only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Beneath the surface, a long list of calamities are making daily life intolerable for Cubans: food shortages, plagues, crumbling buildings, lack of housing, and repression, to name but a few of the most obvious.
With no charismatic leader at the helm, a perfect storm is brewing, a storm that could make Castro, Inc. collapse once and for all. Now, let’s hope that Jar-Jar Biden and his Castro-loving envoy Emily Mendrala don’t repeat Obama’s colossal mistake of throwing a lifeline to Castro, Inc.
And, by the way, allow us to introduce you to our new resident expert who will be keeping an eye on Cuba’s blackouts. Readers, please meet Calixto Quilojuá, a direct descendant of Reddy Kilowatt. Calixto lived in Cuba for a while, but was forcibly exiled by Castro, Inc. in 1960, The Kilowatt family had grown such deep roots in Cuba that they changed the spelling of their surname.
Calixto has dragged out an old public service message developed by his grandfather Reddy, which was originally aimed at children, but is also applicable to Caribbean Socialist Military Juntas such as Castro, Inc.
Loosely translated from Cuba Net
On Monday night, Cubans took to the streets again to express their discontent with the regime and the unsustainable situation due to the economic crisis and constant blackouts.
According to reports and videos shared through social networks, the protests occurred simultaneously in at least ten cities in the country: San José de las Lajas, Mayabeque; La Herradura and Consolación del Sur, Pinar del Río; Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus; Antilla, Holguin; Caonao del Sur and Covadonga, in Cienfuegos, and Mabay, Granma.
“More protests in Cuba due to blackouts”, “Popular discontent is increasing”, said the activist Yannis Estrada, who shared a series of tweets with videos of the different demonstrations.
“Consolation of the South in the street! After long hours of blackouts, a tired town rises up and roars. Homeland and Life is their cry! Said fellow activist Yahima Díaz.
Díaz, who shared images of the cacerolazos in this town, also reported that after the protest began, the electrical service was restored.
For his part, the journalist Raúl Gallego expressed: “Look, yesterday Bauta did it and today Santiago de Cuba and San José de las Lajas did it. They are beginning to repeat the towns that already left on 11J 2021, in which the repression has been primed. The fear is gone. The dictatorship took us to the limit.”
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