Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Castro’s welcoming to Pope Benedict XVI with a virtual distraction

As a sign of how desperate Castro’s regime is going, today at 19:00, the account of prominent Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was hacked via Ping service which allows Cuban bloggers and dissidents to send tweets to Twitter.
Why this happened?
And more important, could be this sign of what’s going to happen when Pope Benedict will be in Cuba?
Since Sunday, there have been many dissidents arrested and members of Ladies in White in Cuba, among them, Jose Luis Garcia Perez (Antunez) who was violently arrested and still in jail suffering concussions and injuries. Today, a few hours earlier, his wife (Yris Perez Aguilera) and some others members of Rosa Park group were arrested when they tried to ask about him.
Yris herself denounced via Twitter some of those arrests, as you can see in the picture below:
The tweet says: “Antunez is still arrested since March 11 and now we have to add Yris, Donaida and Xiomara”
This went through her Twitter account today, March 13th at 5:00 pm.

Cuban political police has been threatening dissidents, members of Ladies in White, and they even arrested a member of the group "Los Aldeanos" when he went to protest against an aggression occurred to his son at school, in an act with all the signs of being part of a plot to get him out of the streets, all these ahead of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba. And the way they have been trying to bring attention somewhere else it is to make a point with the most prominent voice in Twitter: @yoanisanchez.
Today, her account was hacked for a few minutes with links to some of the blogs that Castro’s cyber troops have been desperate to promote: Yohandry blog, Cubadebate and a few others.
But it is a sign that Cuba is reaching a point where they don’t have any other choice rather than the extreme resource to deviate the attention to somewhere else, in this case Yoani.
What could we expect when Pope Benedict XVI will be in Cuba?
Hundreds of prevented arrests, the NAZI style act of repudiations in front of the members of Ladies in White’s houses blocking them to go to the Pope’s mass and churches?
Certainly it is the first sign of the next move in Castro’s premises to avoid a public display of condemnation by Cuba’s growing dissidence.
We have to be alert.