Yesterday at the Summit of the Americas, Cuban operatives staged an “act of repudiation” on dissidents and U.S. citizens:
About 100 supporters of Cuba’s government aggressively heckled dissidents from the communist-run island attending a civil society forum Wednesday at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama.
Opponents of President Raul Castro were greeted to shouts of “imperialist” and “mercenaries” as they filed into a hotel auditorium to attend speeches by summit host Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
The Communist regime regularly conducts “acts of repudiation” to intimidate its citizenry into submitting to the dictatorship.
I do not know if either Varela or Clinton condemned the attack in their speeches.
On the same day that the State Department was recommending removing Cuba from terrorism list, other Cuban agents, also in Panama, assaulted a group of dissidents who were placing a wreath at the monument to Jose Martí.
The U.S. citizen is Orlando Gutierrez, who is the national secretary of the Cuban Democratic Directorate, a group that works to improve the human rights situation in Cuba. Gutierrez is the bald man in the white shirt who gets pulled from the vehicle.
The Cuban citizen is Jorge Luis Garcia Pérez, a pro-democracy activist in Cuba who is known as “Antúnez.” He was wearing a teal shirt, and can also be seen being pulled from the vehicle and beaten.
The news first broke on Twitter,
— Marc R. Masferrer (@marcmasferrer) April 9, 2015
Marc Masferrer has more on Storify.
Where are the networks? The major newspapers? (Update: I’m told Jose Diaz Balart had a report in this morning’s show)