The newly published transcript -- in English and in Spanish -- of a March 21 interview with Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, reveals from Sanchez this description of political repression in Cuba, and serves as the perfect counterpoint to those who think something has truly changed with Raul "Little Brother" Castro as dictator:
"I can categorically say that nothing has advanced in terms of citizen rights or civil rights. In fact, I do notice a change in the repression, but it’s been a change in style rather than a change for the better. The Raúl style is one of repressing without leaving any legal fingerprints. Fidel Castro repressed his opponents in grand theatrical style, and would condemn them to long prison sentences, while Raúl has used more occult methods that leave the victims without even the possibility of proving they’ve been repressed." -- Yoani Sanchez.