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Taking Cues from America’s Left? The Cuban Assault on Parental Rights, Explained

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A new family-related law in Cuba eliminates the figure of “parental authority” allowing parents to have even less authority over their children, and this role to be supplanted with more force by the totalitarian State.

Is this a response to the unprecedented protests of July 11, 2021, and another mechanism to control those who oppose them? Gay marriage in exchange for the upbringing of our children? What is the scenario we are facing and how does this connect with international events and the agenda of the international left?

On these topics, the academic and columnist Julio M. Shiling, from El American, talked with Pastor Mario Félix Lleonart Barroso, founder of the Patmos Institute that promotes interreligious dialogue, socio-theological reflection and the defense and promotion of human rights, and who was politically persecuted by the Cuban dictatorship.

“It’s the latest cry of Cuba’s dictatorship”

“It seems to me the latest cry of the dictatorship that is desperate and wants to take to paper and wants to take to paper what it has ultimately tried to do for these decades, which has been maintained by force, but now has the nerve to try to take this to paper to make it mandatory and law”, Lleonart explained.

He stressed that the measure would be a response to the protests that took place on July 11, 2021. However, he indicated that it was something they had been preparing since before. “They were trying to put a straitjacket on the Cuban people. It did not reach them in time. July 11 surprised them. All the more reason why they are trying to bring this into Cuban law,” he commented.

This is only a summary of the interview. To listen to the full interview visit our YouTube channel.

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