Suddenly and arbitrarily, the Cuban government ordered the closure of a Christian church, opened 30 years ago, in the northwest of the country.
What do you need to know:
According to information from Open Doors, pastors received a warning from the police, saying that they should leave the property, which has been used as a temple for more than three decades.
If they did not leave, the Cuban police, under government orders, threatened to evict them.
Everything happened unexpectedly, without dialogue, prior notice or any other proposed solution, leaving the Christian community in the country worried about what will come next. Since six months ago, a pastor named Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo was convicted just for participating in peaceful protests.
What to analyze:
Cuba lives under a communist dictatorship, lacking food, medicine and basic items, due to the way the government has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resulting in the population taking to the streets to protest against the communist government of Miguel Díaz-Canel, who has held the chair of the country’s presidency since 2019.
In fact, more than 1,200 people have been arrested for political reasons in the last year alone.