Numerous reporters around the world are writing about the new book as something out of the ordinary. The book claims, according to Mr.
Sanchez, that Fidel Castro lives in a luxury that most Cubans can’t even imagine, with a luxury island turtle and dolphin farm, because Fidel loves turtle meat. He claims that the frugal life Fidel claims to have is all lies.
We all know the kind of life Fidel Castro lives, but are we going to talk about lies? Or better yet — liars?For seventeen years Juan Reinaldo Sanchez enjoyed the luxury that most Cubans can’t even imagine, but someone stepped on his toes and now he is crying wolf.
This man, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, who now lives in the United States of America, claims that he is 65 years old, that he fought with Fidel Castro in the mountains of Sierra Maestra, and that he served the animal for 17 years as his bodyguard.
If mathematics doesn’t fail me, if in fact this man is 65 years old, in 1957-1958 he was just 8 or 9 years old. Is he telling us that at such a tender age he was already a revolutionary fighting shoulder to shoulder with Fidel Castro?
In my book that is a LIE.
Seventeen years serving the animal that destroyed our country and he claims he was thrown into jail like a dog in a cockroach-infested cell and tortured after asking to retire.
In those seventeen years and all the years before (remember he was just a child when he was fighting in the mountains with Fidel) Juan Reinaldo Sanchez never thought about the thousands of his fellow countrymen killed on the execution wall and the several thousands of other innocents who also shared such cockroach-infested cells.
Now, 55 years later, he is coming out with a book telling the world that Fidel Castro has a private island, Cayo Piedra, south of the Bay of Pigs, which he describes as a Garden of Eden. He claims that Fidel has never renounced capitalist comforts or ever lived in austerity.
Axel Gylden, a senior journalist at L’Express magazine in France and co-author of the book, said that “this is the first time someone from Castro’s intimate circle, someone who is part of the system and a firsthand witness to these events, has spoken.”
This is another misrepresentation, misconception, and source of misinformation (and maybe even some more “mis-” words in the dictionary), in order to sell this book to naive people who believe they are going to read something different than we already know.
The streets of Miami, Florida are full of Castro’s former servants, and they have already spoken to whoever wants to listen to their lies.
No, this is not the first time someone from Fidel Castro’s intimate circle has spoken. I hope Mr. Gylden remembers the old saying: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
It is time to investigate the United States authorities that allow all these communists to enter and live freely in our country after serving Fidel Castro for so many years. We cannot forget how the daughter of Raul Castro comes and leaves New York at her pleasure.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She
writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky,
email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.