Cuba’s Dangerousness Law

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For years Cuba not only has been fighting for freedom, also several domestic issues are being part of the island’s national history. Human rights, prostitution; and poverty are part of the most relevant domestic issues that Cuba is facing until now dates. While the government has the primary responsibility and is particularly accountable for the full execution of the human rights inherent to all human beings, Cuba is part of many countries around the world where human rights are violate on a daily basis. As reported on the Country Reports on Human Rights for year 2013; Cuba is a country where the government organized mobs to assault and disperse those who sought to gather peacefully (Country Reports of Human Rights), the society in Cuba live without guarantee of basic individual freedoms of press, religion, association, speech, etc. Cuba count with a political system of abusive laws, corrupt institutions, and with a criminal code that allows the state to imprison individuals even before they committed a crime on the suspicion that they might commit one in the future. This is the Cuba’s “dangerousness” law, this repressive law categorize those who do not have the same ideas as the government or contradict socialist norms; as a potential threat or “dangerous”. The number of political prisoners increase every year, they are subject to criminal prosecution and they don’t have any guarantees since public hearings are conduct by incompetent and biased tribunals. Like Ramon Velasquez case, who was condemn to three years in prison in January 2007, after a “march of dignity” across Cuba to call for respect of human rights and freedom for political prisoners (Imprisoned for “Dangerousness” in Cuba). Unfortunately these type of detentions a... ... middle of paper ... ... salary for them and their families. Another major domestic issue in Cuba is the poverty which affects not only jobs for Cubans also is the cause of death, millions of refugees, rationed of food and lack of housing for example. With a total population of 11.2 million approx. Cubans struggle every day in order to survive. Perhaps the government provide education, health, electricity and social programs, the reality shows many Cubans living in extreme poverty. Since Cuba depends on external assistance from other countries, the revenue from agriculture, trading or tourism is very depressed and its communist government maintains strict control of the whole economy. The level of poverty in Cuba reflects the millions of Cubans, which abandon the island in dangerous conditions looking for better life in other countries like USA where approximately 1.6 million are living.
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