Luis Alberto López Calleja, the most powerful man of the Cuban dictatorship, after Raúl Castro, died. The zar of the Cuban economy, head of GAESA, in charge of all business on the island.
Organized crime is also a political phenomenon. Political power is what guarantees the continuity of illegal operations and obtaining gigantic fortunes. This money finances political campaigns and the Cuban dictatorship in general. In other words, organized crime is an activity that, like war, consists of building non-state forms of protection, taxation, and social control.
In that sense, the assassination of military personnel or high-ranking politicians is not the result of chance in Cuba. On the contrary, they are the result of selective violence by people who stopped serving the Cuban dictatorship.
This is a selective violence against military who, on many occasions, represent an obstacle to the consolidation of the interests of the communist regime. Those behind the died of Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas are keeping public budgets, environmental licenses, title deeds over huge expanses of land, bureaucratic quotas and contracting items, and they do not accept anyone interfering in this process.
This July is full of tensions. What will be the regime’s next move? What awaits us Cubans who are in the yoke of this mafia that kills each other. Those answers can only be found by taking to the streets.