The Cuba Archive Truth and Memory Project documents deaths and disappearances resulting from the Cuban revolution of Fidel Castro. Cuba Archive is also documenting the deaths of each person killed by Cuba’s rulers since 1952. “Batista was responsible for approximately 3,000 deaths. Castro’s toll has been far higher. So far the archive has documented more than 8,000 specific victims of the Castro regime — including 5,775 firing squad executions, 1,231 extrajudicial assassinations, and 984 deaths in prison. When fully documented, the body count is expected to reach 17,000 — plus the tens of thousands of Cubans who lost their lives at sea while fleeing Castro’s Caribbean nightmare.”

“Condemn me, it doesn’t matter,” Castro once said. “History will absolve me.”

However Castro never expressed soeeow for the murders. Sorrow is part of being contrite. Contrition must precede absolution. No sorow, no absolution. Those are the rules.

“Absolution forgives the guilt associated with the penitent’s sins, and removes the eternal punishment (Hell) associated with mortal sins, but only if the penitent has a firm purpose of amendment and is truly contrite. The penitent is still responsible for the temporal punishment (Purgatory) associated with the confessed sins, unless an indulgence is applied or, if through prayer, penitence and good works, the temporal punishment is cancelled in this life.” Looks like Castro is undergoing “Eternal Punishment”. Why isn’t he being condemned? Why are so few world leaders telling us of the results of his actions? Why aren’t the headlines: Castro is in hell??

Cuba is the only communist country with which the Holy See (the Popes) never broke off diplomatic relations, despite the repression of the Church in the first two decades after the 1959 revolution. After Cuba was officially declared a Socialist state in 1961, the Catholic University of Villanueva was closed, 350 Catholic schools were nationalized, hundreds of churches were expropriated, and 136 priests were expelled. In 1969, the communist leader abolished paid Christmas holidays, claiming he needed everyone to work on the sugar harvest.

the current Pope, Argentine born Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cuban President Raúl Castro Saturday, expressing his “sentiments of sorrow” over the death of Raúl’s brother, former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation,” the Pope’s Spanish-language telegram reads.

“At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country,” he said.”

Somehow some people don’t seem to get this tyrant stuff or this dictator stuff. Why is is so hard to remember the murders?? Why is is necessary to consciously refuse to mention them? Seems immoral. The horrors of Castro’s Cuba have been solidly documented by Humberto Fontova in Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant and by Pascal Fontaine in The Black Book of Communism. It’s never a sad day when a monster dies.

His name cannot be erased from the memory of time.

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