posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 10:05 AM
Sorry to tell you that's bs. I am a Cuban-American and I used to be rounded up with the rest of Cuban kids in the schools close to La Habana.
Everytime there is one of Castro speeches people around have to leave their jobs and attend. Those that do not attend are written up and many have
lost their jobs in the past for not attending. Kids from schools are rounded up in crowded school buses,which are only used for these meetings. I
still have family in Cuba so do not try to sell me that bs.
If Cuba was such a peaceful and wonderful country why so many of my people bet their lives and the lives of their kids trying to reach the US in
whatever way they can?....many have died drowned, died of thirst or eaten by sharks....
I know there are some members in here that seem to be sympathyzers of communism or of Castro, thinking he is a good man.. That man is an assasin as
stated even by members of his family and his own daughter included. she had to leave Cuba because of the way she felt about what her father has been
It is true that some Cubans are communists and because of this most communists hold high paying jobs, better and bigger houses and also better food
which are given by Castro for being loyal, but the majority of the Cuban people would leave Cuba or make a change in the government of Cuba if they
The problem with making another revolution in Cuba is that Castro took all the guns from the people and even the police do no go to their houses with
their guns. Not all police officers have guns either, and only those that have proven to be loyal to the regime and Fidel are able to have a gun with
them at all times, and those are very few.
Every block in Cuba has a CDR, or "Comite de Defensa de la Revolucion." (Defense Commitee of the Revolution) Which purpose is mostly to keep an
eye on the rest of the people in the block and report anything that might be considered a threat to the revolution, including speaking against
In the past it was more effective as now less people are loyal to the regime. My mother used to have to stand on guard, which is another of the jobs
of the CDR, with an old rifle and one bullet once a week, and she was a nurse. Older regular people were selected to do guard duty everyday. I am
not sure if that exists anymore. Now people are more than ever just trying to find food to put in their tables, and even then many Cubans go without
eating for days.
That is the truth of part of what is happening in Cuba.
[edit on 22-6-2004 by Muaddib]