BBC Reports Repression Makes Cuba “Safest Country in the Region” Reply

The BBC’s “Cuba Expert,” Fernando Ravsberg, makes the stunning claim that the Castro regime’s repression, to include its massive informant program known as the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), has resulted in a nation that “is the safest country in the region.”

The Havana Times’ authorized English version follows:

The Safe Streets of Cuba   

Fernando Ravsberg*

HAVANA TIMES — Elias Carranza, a senior UN official for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders Institute, said Cuba is the safest country in the region.  It is free of the critical situation of violence that characterizes the continent, with the island having made great achievements in reducing crime.  I immediately started looking for information about the most common crimes on the island and figures that could be compared to other countries in the region, but authorities refused to give me practically any information concerning this.

Read the rest here:  http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=72253  or the BBC Mundo version here (in Spanish):  La seguridad cubana

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