The nieces of communist Cuba’s ‘prime minister’ enjoy a life of privilege in the U.S.

While sock puppet prime minister Manuel Marrero helps oppress the Cuban people and suffering through chronic power outages and food shortages, his nieces enjoy golf and parties in South Florida. Life in the U.S. is infinitely better for these two young women, but they were not exactly suffering when they lived in Cuba. Their mother, Marrero’s sister, owns a tourist spa in Holguin that provided the girls with the ability to enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and communist, which they shamelessly documented on social media.

Via ADN Cuba (my translation):

The nieces of Manuel Marrero take refuge in the U.S.: One entered through the southern border and the other through the parole program

The nieces of Manuel Marrero, one of the most powerful figures in the Cuban regime, have found refuge in the United States, escaping the same hardship their influential uncle defends, as reported by Martí Noticias.

Giselle and Lorena Selcis, nieces of Prime Minister Marrero, have embarked on a new life in South Florida, far from the oppression and scarcity that suffocates Cubans.

The story of these two young women highlights the growing exodus of the Cuban elite to American soil.

Giselle Selcis arrived in the United States in 2022, seeking asylum at the border, while her sister Lorena did so in December 2023, thanks to the Humanitarian Parole program implemented by the Biden administration. Both are part of the largest wave of migration in Cuban history, but their case is particularly striking due to their family ties.

“They are two young women from the elite, two of those favored by power in Cuba. Neither they nor their family have ever struggled, and they don’t even believe in the promises of their uncle that the country will improve. They left too,” declared Luis Domínguez, a researcher at the Cuban Repressors project, to Martí Noticias.

Manuel Marrero, the uncle of the young women, is a retired colonel from the Cuban army and the current Prime Minister of the Republic, a position granted to him by dictator Raúl Castro in 2019. From his position of power, Marrero has been a key figure in the regime’s response to the massive popular protests of 2021, a harsh repression that has left more than 1,000 political prisoners in Cuban jails.

Marrero was the right-hand man of the late General Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, Raúl Castro’s former son-in-law and the head of GAESA, the group of military companies that control most of the Cuban economy.

Meanwhile, the premier’s nieces have found a home in South Florida. According to social media posts, Giselle and Lorena are fond of golf and parties and enjoy a lifestyle that few in their home country can afford.

Their mother, Tamara Marrero Cruz, the sister of the Prime Minister, has become an “entrepreneur” in Holguín, where she manages a private spa that serves tourists.

“These young women in Cuba spent their time like their mother, hopping from hotel to hotel, and they post it on their social media without the slightest hint of shame. While the Cuban people can’t even dream of visiting a hotel or eating decently, these people not only flaunt their wealth in your face, but they also immigrate and the United States allows them entry,” lamented Domínguez.

Although neither Giselle nor Lorena nor their mother are included in the list of Cuban repressors of the project with the same name, their case has reignited the debate about the privileges of the Cuban elite and the growing flight of its members to more prosperous territories.

2 thoughts on “The nieces of communist Cuba’s ‘prime minister’ enjoy a life of privilege in the U.S.”

  1. Yes, but how is this even remotely surprising? Disgusting, yes, but not as much as the fact they were let in. If the US allows such types to settle here, it is beyond absurd to expect they won’t take advantage of it.

  2. This is the fault of the US Gov. they actually came in and were granted permission to stay, and they probably receive financial help fromt he family in Cuba…

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