Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is dominating global headlines on Wednesday for spending ten minutes in space. While previously vocally proud of his Cuban heritage, he has found no time in his publicity campaign this week to support anti-communist protesters in his father’s home country.
Cuba has endured 62 years of brutal communist repression under the currently still-ruling Castro family mafia. Pro-democracy dissident groups have spent years organizing peaceful marches and other assemblies against the regime, culminating last year in a massive protest in front of the Cuban Ministry of Culture over a regime law that made it illegal to write, paint, or engage in any artistic activity without first obtaining a government permit.
That momentum led to an eruption of protests in dozens of municipalities and every major city nationwide on July 11 demanding an end to the Communist Party regime. While the regime actively repressed reporting from