Friday, November 21, 2008

Cuba's Policy of "Holding Kids Hostage"

"Holding children hostage'' -- that's a scary but appropriate way to describe what Communist Cuba is doing as the government regularly denies uses exit visas to kids of Cuban professionals who have permission to temporarily live abroad. This is, of course, a cruel leverage to force the parent's return. The policy is also used as a revenge against those daring to defect from the "worker's paradise."

Here is just one exemplary story.