Renowned Cuban Dissident Arrested, Missing: Silence from Obama Administration and Media

Friday, December 18, 2015
Early yesterday morning, the Castro regime began "celebrating" the anniversary of ties with President Obama by storming into the Havana headquarters of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) and arresting its leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer.

Ferrer has not been heard from since.

The Castro regime knew that the news cycle would be filled with efforts by the Obama Administration to defend its one-sided deal and with talk of a commercial flight agreement. It also knew that the media would play right along with Obama's efforts to distract from Cuba's repressive realities.

Thus, what better time to arrest one of Cuba's most renowned democracy leaders.

Also yesterday, the Castro regime handed independent labor leader, Osvaldo Arce, a two-year prison term for "social dangerousness."

It's what "change looks like" in Cuba -- Obama distracts, while Castro represses.