She planned the book reading as part of the events surrounding the Havana Arts Biennial.
In order to prevent this simple reading -- and other similar artistic events -- the Castro regime has ordered a construction team to gratuitously jackhammer the street outside her home.
When the reading began, so did the jack-hammering.
As the images below show, the street was completely torn open -- simply to prevent the reading of a book.
Yet, some Members of Congress and lobbyists argue that investing in Castro's monopolies will foster development and help the Cuban people.
It defies logic to believe that investing in a regime with such a destructive mentality -- and willing to pay any price to silence voices -- can benefit the Cuban people.
To the contrary, doing so would be paying Castro's price to silence those voices.