Cuba 1902: On the path to freedom and independence
|“Bringing down the American Flag and Raising the Cuban Flag in Havana, May 20, 1902”|
|Tomas Estrada de Palma becomes the first president of Cuba|
Cuba 2016: Over a half century under communist tyranny
Former prisoner of conscience and independent journalist Iván Hernández Carrillo tweets: "Another May 20th without a Republic, without freedom and with a dictatorship in the hands of some tyrants perched in power."#Cuba Otro 20 d mayo sin República, sin libertad y con una dictadura en manos d unos tiranos encaramados en el poder #CubaDecide— Iván Hdez Carrillo (@ivanlibre) May 20, 2016
Why have United States presidents only visited dictators and strongman in Cuba and not their democratic counterparts while in power? President Coolidge visited Dictator Machado in 1928 and President Obama visited Dictator Castro in 2016.
Last month the tyrants presided over another rubber stamp session of the Communist Party Congress with the two brothers now in their 57th year of absolute power.
|Tyrants Fidel and Raul Castro now in their 57th year of presiding over Cuba's destruction|