CUBA, CASTROCHAVISM’S CHIEF DICTATORSHIP, REPEATS FOR SIX DECADES ITS ORGANIZED CRIME’S AGENDA
Carlos Sánchez Berzain*
The sedition, conspiracy, and violence trials that are aggravated by, or use the excuse of the Coronavirus pandemic, are happening in just about all of the region’s countries and signal one of the highest points of the Organized Crime’s dictatorships’ attacks against democracy. These are the two Americas; the dictatorial one against the democratic other. Its nothing new, what changes is the pretext for the convulsion but, sadly enough, it is a scenario that has been replayed for the past six decades under the command of Cuba’s dictatorship who is now the head of Castrochavism.
To control a State by force, to subject its people by violence, to retain power by using fear, torture, famine, and extortion, creating a center for the direction, protection, and expansion of Transnational Organized Crime to destabilize, attack, intervene, and occupy other States, calling such acts an anti-imperialism revolution, is the greatest criminal action and propaganda effort that best describes Cuba’s dictatorship.
To disguise crime as political actions in order to give them reasons for justification and impunity, to pretend to be victims to cover up the permanent attacks against the freedom and sovereignty of other countries, to seek a permanent split by multiplying the axis of confrontation, to commit the most abhorring crimes with an antiimperialist alibi and to destroy politically or physically the adversaries, are but some of the features of Cuba’s dictatorship of 61 years.
Castrochavism is the expression that represents the organization created since 1999 by Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez with the fallacious reasoning of being the “21st Century Socialism” when, in reality, is “the Transnational Organized Crime’s system that usurps political power in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia. . . that must be treated as a structure of organized crime and not as a political process”. The seriousness, recurrence, reincidence, and impunity for the crimes they commit, has reduced the nations of the Americas to a “state of helplessness” and represents “the greatest threat to peace and security in the Americas”.
Ever since taking power by Castro in 1959, criminal actions are notable internally as well as internationally. The decade of the sixties was highlighted by; executions by firing squads, torture, violations of human rights, the Panama invasion, the expedition into the Dominican Republic in 1959, the nuclear missiles’ crisis with the U.S. in 1962, the intervention in the ‘War of Sands’ in Algeria in 1963, the invasions to Venezuela in 1963 and 1967 to control its oil, the Tupamaro guerrillas in Uruguay, the FARC and ELN in Colombia since 1964, the guerrillas with Che Guevara in Bolivia from 1966 to 1967, and much more.
During the decade of the seventies, Cuba continued with its guerrilla penetration and participated with a tank brigade aiding the Syrian Arab Republic in the Yom Kippur war, it intervened and massacred people in Angola, went into Ethiopia during its civil war, participated in the Ogadem war and started its intervention in Nicaragua in the so-called Sandinista Revolution controlling the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services. The terrorism caused by the Montoneros Guerrillas in Argentina which took it to the so-called dirty war, the guerrilla movements in Peru, Brazil, and the destabilization throughout the region.
Ever since its origins, narcotics’ trafficking forms a part of Cuba’s criminal agenda when Fidel Castro and Che Guevara proclaimed, as an instrument of the revolution, to flood the United States with drugs in order to eliminate its youth, while they penetrated all the region’s universities with the “cultural Marxism”. In the decade of the eighties, Castro forged a partnership with Pablo Escobar and Roberto Suarez and he even welcomed them to Havana as is proven by the “Cuban Connection” of the book “The King of Cocaine”. In 2016, Evo Morales a Castrochavist dictator in Bolivia proclaimed at the U.N. that “the war on drugs is an instrument of the imperialism to oppress the people”.
The nineties were declared by Cuba to be the “lost decade” because with the disappearance of the Soviet Union it was left penniless and without resources, but it crafted the “Forum of Sao Paolo” and proclaimed “the multiplication of the confrontational axis” following the defeat of communism. In the agony of its “Special Period” help came along with Hugo Chavez when -in 1999- he ascended into Venezuela’s presidency and gifted Cuba resources, oil, and the entire Venezuela.
Castro and Chavez re-created Castroism and with a Bolivarian and populist ingredient converted it into Castrochavism, with which the 21st Century -up to now- is about the history of Cuba’s dictatorship; directing and repeating its Transnational Organized Crime’s agenda.
*Attorney & Political Scientist. Director of the Interamerican Institute for Democracy.
Published by infobae.com June 28, 2020
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Translated from Spanish by; Edgar L. Terrazas, member of the American Translators Association, ATA # 234680.