A group of protestors in the island have launched a hunger strike in opposition of Cuba's treatment of political prisoners, leading one to starve to death and another to be hospitalized.
Although it's gotten so bad that the USA and Europe have attempted to intervene and force President Raul Castro to release political prisoners, the island nation's leaders are not pleased and have accused the outside politicians of blackmail!
In a nationally televised speech, Castro asserted:
"We will never give in to blackmail, from any country or group of countries, no matter how powerful."
He continued on to claim the members of the hunger strike are criminals being paid by enemy governments in an attempt to destabilize their country.
We think anyone who would be willing to lose their life fighting for a cause would have to truly believe in it, which throws out the conspiracy theory excuse Cuba's political leaders are clinging to!
We sincerely hope this issue is resolved before any one else suffers another day.
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