Castro’s goons have struck out against Cuba’s best-known blogger, Yoani Sanchez, whose evocative work about the hellish dreary realities of castro’s Cuba have won her international awards. Up until now, it was baffling to many that she had never been arrested. That’s changed with this arrest.
And maybe that has something to do with the changing realities that the communist regime is looking at.
For castro, it’s always been all about the money. How do you run an unsustainable regime that rejects human nature and maintain power? The answer to that is simple: Be a parasite off someone else. For years, castro has been glomming billions of dollars in aid from Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. castro takes 100,000 barrels of oil a day from Chavez and sells it to countries around Central America for cold hard cash to maintain his repressive apparatus.
But that may change, now that elections are about to be held in Venezuela this weekend and castro’s sugar-daddy, Hugo Chavez, is about to get thrown out of power. The bond markets believe it, and many Chavistas believe it – that’s why they are trying to cut deals on the side with Henrique Capriles Radonski, in a bid to stay out of jail on corruption charges.
The bottom line is that Capriles has vowed, loudly, to cut off Venezuelan subsidies to Cuba. That poses a mortal threat for the castro regime.
All they have left now is repression and violence. That violence has started now, with this strike at Cuba’s top blogger, Yoani Sanchez.
It has started.
My thoughts at American Thinker are here: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/castros_goons_arrest_cuban_blogger_yoani_sanchez.html