jueves, 10 de junio de 2010

A revolutionary leader's son publicly seeks an exit visa with a challenge to Raúl Castro

Juan Juan Almeida García, 44-year-old son of the late Comandante Juan Almeida Bosque, will go public once again in his quest for an exit visa.

In a Facebook posting this week, Almeida announced that on Thursday, June 10, he will walk onto Revolution Square in Havana and call for "the indictment of Raúl Castro, unless I am previously given permission to exit the country or arrested."

Almeida added that he had notified the authorities of his intention.

According to Almeida, all he wants is to "leave the country to see a doctor, embrace my family and return." However, he writes, he "tripped over the powerful whim – more than powerful, the illegal whim – of the president of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, who mistakes the office of president for that of God and forgets that he is a functionary who should respect the law."

Almeida's wife and daughter live in the United States.

The Comandante's son has taken to cyberspace to criticize Castro before. On Feb. 24, one day after the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, he posted an open letter to Castro on his daughter's Facebook page saying the president should be embarrassed by the dissident's death.

Copyright: The Miami Herald

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