Humberto Fontova

Beyonce and Jay-Z are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana this week as the official guests of a regime busily beating and arresting black civil rights activists known as the “Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement.”

Indeed the Stalinist/Apartheid regime that is hosting the superstar couple murdered more political prisoners in its first three years in power than Hitler's murdered in its first six; and jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror. These victims were (are) the longest-suffering black political prisoners in the modern history of the human race.

In fact, the superstar black couple’s visit coincides with a wave of racist repression by Cuba’s lily-white rulers. Cuba’s black human-rights activists are being beaten, arrested and tortured at a rate that sets a ten year record for racist torture and terror in the Castro family fiefdom, which is really saying something.

Heartbreakingly, as mentioned above, many of these Cuban human-rights activists admire the U.S. civil rights movement, unaware that the current standard-bearers of this movement—far from championing their cause—actually champion their torturers. “Viva FIDEL!—VIVA CHE!” yelled Jesse Jackson while arm-in arm with Fidel Castro at the University of Havana in 1984.

"He (Raul Castro) is one of the most amazing human beings I've ever met!" gushed chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Emanuel Cleaver upon visiting the Castro family fiefdom three years ago. And on, and on.

As Beyonce and Jay-Z swank it up around Havana every penny they spend lands in the pocket of the regime currently beating and arresting Cuban blacks who are peacefully protesting under the banner of the Civil Rights leaders the U.S. superstars claim to venerate. Cuban dissident Sonia Garro has spent the past two Easters in Castro’s dungeons without even being charged. She was beaten, arrested--and beaten again--for the crime of carrying flowers in a peaceful religious demonstration honoring other peaceful Cuban blacks murdered by Castroite firing squads.


Humberto Fontova

Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.