After Obama Handshake, Raul Castro Cracks Down on Dissidents in Cuba

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    If only Obama could do the same here... He would love it...

    http://blog.heritage.org/2013/12/12...ts-cuba/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

    In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, security forces in Cuba conducted widespread arrests and detained more than 150 dissidents.

    The crackdown began on Tuesday morning and carried over into Wednesday. From activists to musicians, no one was safe from the regime’s iron-fisted oppression. In addition to the detentions, the government also shut down the cellular and home phone services of many, preventing them from sounding the alarm.

    The Ladies in White, famous for their peaceful marches while carrying white flowers, had 20 members violently shoved into waiting cars. Throughout the island, government-sponsored mobs in plain clothes also injured and robbed the democratic opposition.

    While the dictatorial regime has never been tolerant of dissent, the audacious nature of these arrests is unprecedented. The last time the regime conducted such a widespread crackdown was in the spring of 2003, when it arrested 75 dissidents. Knowing full well the international controversy that it would generate, Fidel Castro conducted the arrests at the inception of the war in Iraq.
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    I'm sure you had equally big problems with what the Saudis did to women after a nice public makeout session with GW Bush.
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