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Lawmakers slam Castro’s son for living it up on the Mediterranean while Cubans face ‘extreme poverty’

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The Washington Examiner

Cuban-American lawmakers this week criticized the Cuban government for subjecting many of its people to starvation conditions on the island, while Fidel Castro’s son Antonio gets to live the life of a playboy during a vacation on the Mediterranean Sea.
The lawmakers were reacting to recent reports that show Antonio Castro hanging out with his friends on a yacht and in a posh hotel in Turkey.
One report showed Antonio Castro living it up on a shady dock with several of his friends.
Another report from late June said Castro’s bodyguards attacked some photographers in the district of Bodrum, Turkey. “Staying at a five-star hotel in Bodrum, Castro went to have dinner at a restaurant Wednesday night with his 12-person accompaniment, including Turkish friends and bodyguards,” that report said.
“While the people of Cuba are denied the most basic of freedoms, are forced to live in extreme poverty, and lack food and medical attention, the Castro family enjoys lavish luxury vacations without a thought for the languishing Cuban citizens,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “The Castro dynasty has amassed great wealth that it has stolen from the people of Cuba and will now continue to reap the benefits of the Obama administration’s concessions that will fill Castro’s coffers.”
Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J., another Cuban-American lawmaker who is the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, said he agrees that the Castro family has fleeced the Cuban people.
“The Cuban people are suffering daily without access to proper food or basic necessities while the Castro children sun themselves on a 50 foot yacht surrounded by the wealth they gained on the backs of poor Cuban people,” he said.
Many Republicans and even some Democrats have criticized President Obama’s attempt to reach out to Cuba, even though Cuba has made no promises to boost human rights or ease harsh restrictions on political discourse in Cuba.
To reach a deal allowing both countries to re-establish diplomatic relations with each other, the Obama administration had to take Cuba off the state sponsors of terrorism list. And on Monday, Cuba’s foreign minister said further progress will depend on the U.S. giving back the Guantanamo Bay naval base to Cuba and ending its trade embargo.
Foreign Minster Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla also said the U.S. shouldn’t be looking for changes in Cuba at all.
“The president of the United States can continue using his executive powers to pay a significant contribution to the dismantling of the blockade — not to pursue changes in Cuba, something that falls under our exclusive sovereignty — but to attend to the interests of U.S. citizens,” he said as he stood next to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Fidel Castro’s son is enjoying a millionaire vacation, while Cubans are starving

While Cubans in Cuba have an average salary of $20 a month and cannot buy enough food to feed their families, Antonio Castro, one of the sons of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, is cruising the Aegean Sea on his 160 foot yacht with a group of friends and several bodyguards.

The photos below were taken at a 5-star  hotel in the city of Bodrum, Turkey, where Antonio Castro rented 5 suites for him and his friends, according to Turkish newspapers.

Castro arrived in Bodrum on his yacht, after spending a few days in the Greek island of Mykonos.

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According to Turkish media, this is Antonio Castro’s yacht. It doesn’t say if he bought it or  is renting it.  A yacht this size is normally rented for as much as $50,000 per day.

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Antonio Castro bodyguards attacked photographers filming him having dinner at a luxurious restaurant in Turkey

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Antonio Castro, one of the sons of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, got upset when reporters in Turkey were taking photographs, while he was having dinner with a group of friends at a restaurant in Turkey.

Three of his bodyguards attacked photographers from a news agency for filming the younger Castro during his millionaire vacation in Turkey’s resort district of Bodrum on Wednesday, according to the Doğan news agency.
Castro had dinner at a restaurant in Bodrum with 12 friends, including some Turks, on Wednesday night.
As Castro left the restaurant at around 11 p.m., he noticed that he was being caught on camera by a Doğan reporter and went back inside in a rage, according to Doğan.
Castro went hiding in the restaurant’s kitchen for about a half hour before he went out and left the premises in his car, which was brought to the front of the restaurant.
After Castro left the area, a Turk and two Cubans, who were reportedly his bodyguards, punched and threatened the Doğan photographers, attempting to take their cameras.
One of then, Yaşar Anter, sustained a minor injury as a result of being punched.
While the two Cuban bodyguards fled the scene, the Turkish bodyguard, H.K., was briefly detained by the police.
A group of people who accompanied Castro at the restaurant also left in a van.
Castro recently came to Bodrum aboard his multi-million dollar 165 foot yacht from the Greek island of Mykonos and booked five suites at a luxury hotel for himself and those accompanying him.
And there are still ignorant people who think the Castrobrothers made a ‘revolution’ to help the poor!
While the slave workers in Cuba make an average of $20/month, the Castros live a luxurious life comparable with that of the world’s richest billionaires.
And all their money comes from dealing in stolen properties, drug trafficking, money laundering and slave trading of Cuban professionals for hard currency.

The Castros use Cuba as if it was their own farm and the 11 million Cubans as their peons.

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