Political Repression in Castro’s Cuba: Policies, Institutions and Victims
Among the Communist systems of the past century, and those that still survive, Cuba has been one of the most repressive and depriving as is indicated by the huge numbers of refugees escaping the island often under extremely difficult and life-threatening conditions. It has also been a system that allowed less freedom of expression than most other Communist states. Especially significant is that, unlike in Eastern Europe, the liberalization and later collapse of the Soviet Union did not lead to the relaxation of repressive policies or to a weakened will to power on the part of its leaders.
KeywordsPolitical Violence Civil Disobedience Moral Indignation Soviet Bloc Political Prisoner
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