A top Cuban minister has resigned from the nation’s communist government after disagreeing with other officials’ harsh approach toward protesters.
Translated into English, Spain-based news outlet ABC Internacional reports:
Cuban Vice Minister of the Interior Brigadier General Jesús Manuel Burón Tabit has resigned after questioning decision-making within the ministry and the Security Council, as well as the excessive use of police force to repress the demonstrations of July 11 — the day that began the wave of protests that spread throughout the island, as ABC has learned from sources close to the regime. His departure is motivated by disagreements with other commanders — differences with respect to the measures taken during the protests last weekend.
“There is trouble within the Army and differences between the military of the old guard and young generals,” say the sources consulted by this newspaper.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — who is of Cuban descent — expressed hope that some within the regime do not favor harsh repression