By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
For more than 50 years Cuba has been visited by tourists from just about every corner of this planet– without regard for the oppression and suffering of the Cuban people under Castro’s Communist military regime.
Now that Obama has established “diplomatic” relations with Cuba, American tourists are visiting the island prison in increasing numbers. These tourists shamelessly boast that it is “their right” and that they are no longer violating any laws (as when they would travel illegally to Cuba through Mexico or Canada)– some of them even participating in Cuba’s notorious sexual-tourism. This represents a monumental lack of basic human concern for those who suffer hunger, torture, imprisonment and relentless persecution in Cuba, simply for wanting to express their views about the atrocities being committed by the communists.
Interestingly, about the only complaint that I hear from some of these American tourists is that their trip to Cuba was extraordinarily expensive– and that once they stepped out of the theatrics of their hotel area, all they saw was misery and poverty. No kidding? Have these tourists ever considered the executions of peaceful dissidents carried out by the Cuban government under Castro– and the thousands who have drowned in the Strait of Florida trying to escape Cuba’s murderous regime?
These tourists who are relaxing and sipping their drinks in the apartheid-style beaches of Cuba, while terror is inflicted on the Cuban people by the Castro government, return to American soil arrogantly expecting to be kept fully free from oppression and restrictions. There is something dark, gruesome and revolting about this contrasting scenario.
Tourists with morbid curiosity for Cuba continue to visit the island prison– but Cubans are leaving the island in droves– as they desperately seek any way out. In 2015 the United States has seen a 78% increase in Cuban immigration. Read about it here.
The Cuban communist nightmare continues.
Someone has to say the truth…
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