The only new construction in Cuba since Castro came to power has been for prisons. More than 300 of them are now all over the island.
Can you see the difference?
Here are two mug shots and another photo of Fidel Castro after his arrest in 1953, for leading an assault against a military garrison that resulted in the death of more than two dozen people, between attackers and government soldiers.
After the attack failed, Fidel Castro went into hiding.He turned himself in after Santiago de Cuba’s Archbishop, Msgr. Enrique Perez Serantes, guaranteed his life and a right to a fair trial.He was sentenced to 15 years in jail, but was pardoned after only 21 months and 15 days in jail.The photos below show Castro walking out of prison and being received by sympathizers at a railroad station.
Castro referred to his time in prison as a vacation at a “country club,” in letters that he wrote to friends while he was in jail.
When he left prison after being pardoned, he looked even healthier than when he went in.
Now lets look at these photos of Ariel Sigler Amaya the prisoner of conscience that was set free by the Castro regime after 7 years in prison.
Ariel Sigler didn’t commit any violent crime, as Castro did. He didn’t cause any deaths, as Castro did.
His only crime was collecting books to open a Public Library at his home.
For that, Ariel and his brother were sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s Gulag.
Before Ariel Sigler Amaya went to jail he used to be a heavyweight boxer.
This is how he looked back then:
Now look at these photos of Ariel Sigler Amaya, when he arrived at his home after 7 years in Castro’s Gulag.
Can you see the difference between the jail of Batista, the “dictator,” and the Gulag run by the Castro brothers, the torturers who Barack Obama, other world leaders and the main stream media still refer to as the “former president” and “current president” of Cuba?
Cuban hunger striker who sewed lips shut hospitalized
A Cuban dissident who sewed his lips shut after doctors made fun of his hunger strike was taken to a hospital suffering from convulsions and blackouts, an independent journalist reported.
Vladimir Alejo Miranda, 47, stopped eating 62 days ago, sewed his mouth and stopped drinking water, journalist Heriberto Liranza Romero told El Nuevo Herald by phone from Havana.
Alejo’s wife, Rita Montes de Oca, joined his hunger strike and also sewed her lips with regular sewing thread and a needle, the journalist said.
About 15 Cubans sewed their lips together in recent memory to protest against the communist government, said Ricardo Bofill, a founder of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights now living in Miami.