1. 52 YEARS of TYRANNY
Did you know- Cuba is a republic that for fifty-one years has had a dictatorship. After Batista’s coup d’ etat, in 1959,the Cuban rule has become one of the most brutal dictatorships on Earth. Prior to beginning of the dictatorship, Fidel Castro promised transition to a pluralist democracy. Nonetheless, the politics of the island has been dominated by the Castro family and their friends. Under that atmosphere, the country’s notorious dictator Fidel Castro designed his brother, Raul, as President-for-life in the late 2010s. Since then, the Venezuelan-backed Communist dictatorship of Cuba is one of Latin America’s greatest tragedies.
Did you know- With the start of the Marxist dictatorship, so-called “Cuban Revolution”, the Soviet-backed dictator Fidel Castro nationalized all businesses belonging to Americans. In protest against this policy, Washington imposed an embargo on Cuba in the early 1960s.
3. SECOND-RATE CITIZENS
Did you know- Under the Stalinist tyranny,the Cubans are condemned to be considered “second-rate citizens”. Since the end of the 1950s, the regime restricts the freedom. It has used terror to ensure obedience. Since then, the Cubans cannot criticize the Castro family.Since 1959, Cuba ranks among the worst human rights violators in the world.Meanwhile, the Cubans are not allowed to leave the country; one of the few countries in the world under that policy.
4. POLITICAL PRISONERS
Did you know-The tyranny of megalomaniac Castro has more political prisoners, under unhealthy conditions, than any other dictatorship in the Third World, outpacing Zimbabwe (Robert Gabriel Mugabe), Libya (Muammar al Qaddafi) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Kim Jong Il). This record has been widely criticized by organizations as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. But that isn’t all. Unfortunately, two Cubans were among the world’s longest-standing political prisoners in the Twentieth Century.
Did you know-The Venezuelan-backed Communist dictatorship of Cuba restricts the right of citizens to freedom of religion. This has affected the image of the Cuban Revolution. During the Cold War, the Soviet-backed regime was one of the few atheist states in the world, together with Albania (Enver Hoxha) and the People’s Republic of China (Mao Zedong).
6. TIES WITH TERRORIST STATES
Did you know- Since the Twentieth Century, the Island maintains cordial and special diplomatic ties with North Korea and Iran. By contrast, it has not good relations with several democratic nations, among them Great Britain and the Czech Republic. According to Marc Caputo and Oscar Corral, the American government had cited Cuba as a supporter of terrorist organizations in the mid-2000s, along with Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
7. HIGH-RISK COUNTRY
Did you know- Like many oppressive countries, the Republic Socialist of Cuba is considered a high-risk country in the Third World. Apparently, the island is a peaceful country, nonetheless Cuba is a dynamite that can explode at anytime such as occurred in Cote d’Ivoire (1999), Liberia (1980) and Rwanda (1993). Without a doubt, Cote d’Ivoire is a big example to Cuba. As well as having been one of the most peaceful places in the Third World, the African country became a relatively well-advanced nation in sub-Saharan Africa from 1960 to 1998. However, Cote d’Ivoire is a war-torn nation since the late 1990s.
8. RIGID PRESS CENSORSHIP
Did you know- The Venezuelan-backed Communist dictatorship of Cuba continues to severely restrict freedom of speech and press. Censorship exists in Cuban media since 1960. The Stalinist tyranny, on the other hand, has become the world’s second biggest prison for journalists.
Did you know- Since the late 1950s,the Republic Socialist of Cuba, a nation of 11 million people, is one of the countries with the most people seeking asylum in the world, along with some war-torn countries like Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire), Iraq and Sudan, as well as Palestine. From 1959 until 2000, over one million Cubans had fled to neighboring countries, as well as Canada, Italy, Spain and Venezuela. With the start of the Soviet-backed regime in the 1960s, 700,000 Cubans had left the island, mostly to America.
10. ENEMY of INTERNET
Did you know-– The Venezuelan-backed regime is often referred to as one of the “Enemies of the Internet” on Earth. Like in many oppressive countries in the Third World, the Cubans and the pro-democratic organizations are not allowed to establish Internet connections. For this reason, Cuba has one of the lowest Internet access rates in the world; computer ownership is 3.3 per 100 inhabitants.