President Obama's irresponsible policy is turning Havana into a celebrity circus, where Katy Perry, Mick Jagger and Rihanna party at Castro's chic tourist traps and are featured in state media outlets -- serving as perfect distractions to Cuba's repressive realities.
Among those arrested were over 60 members of The Ladies in White, the renowned pro-democracy group composed of the wives, daughters, mothers and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners.
The headquarters of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) in Santiago and Holguin were violently raided by Castro's special operations forces, known as "black berets", with close to 120 arrests alone.
UNPACU activists arrested included its leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer and Yriade Hernandez Aguilera, who can be seen in the picture below pursuant to the beating he received.
Also arrested was Lianne Gonzalez Vera, who was beaten by Castro's special forces despite obviously being pregnant.
In Matanzas, the regional head of The Ladies in White, Leticia Ramos Herreria, was mercilessly beaten by a group of five police officials, while Yaneisy Herrera, Maria Cristina Labrada and Aliuska Gomez remain missing pursuant to their arrest.
Throughout today's repressive acts, the cellular phone coverage of most democracy activists was targeted and shut off by Castro's telecom monopoly, ETECSA.