In September of 2020, the United States government issued a new wave of economic sanctions aimed against the Republic of Cuba. In this latest escalation, the administration has once again made clear their intent to annihilate Cuban sovereignty, Cuban socialism, and to terrorize the nation’s millions of inhabitants.
Several weeks ago, four Garifuna community members of Triunfo de la Cruz, including the leader of the elected council, Snider Centano, were kidnapped by armed men, and there has been no word of them since. They are members of the council’s land committee.
The right to self-governance in Latin America once again finds itself under attack from violent reactionary forces determined to enforce a status quo that enriches a few at the expense of the many. As usual, the United States is far from innocent.