The General's Nephew

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cuban pro-democracy leader Antonio Rodiles remains imprisoned after being brutally beaten and arrested by the Castro regime last week.

He is now being threatened with a one-year prison term.

A young intellectual, Antonio is founder of the civil society project, Estado de Sats.

According to Penultimos Dias, his 84-year old father, Manuel Rodiles Planas, has placed himself in front of the police station awaiting news of his son's well-being.

Ironically, Antonio's uncle is General Samuel Rodiles Planas, a member of Castro's inner circle.

How could the General serve the Castro dictatorship, particularly as it subjects his nephew and brother to such violence and suffering?