Cuba’s military loses high-ranking officer to sudden death: the SEVENTH in less than a month – Babalú Blog

From our Bureau of Purges and Other Such Socialist Acts of State

Wow. They’re dropping dead like flies sprayed with insecticide.

No one seems to know what is really going on, but the top ranks of Cuba’s military are getting thinner and thinner by the day.

This particular monster was involved with the Castroite foray into Angola and Ethiopia on behalf of the Soviet Union.

One less, many more left to go…..

Loosely translated from 14yMedio

Reserve Colonel Santiago Lorenzo Hernández Cáceres died this Wednesday in Havana at the age of 82. With the death of Hernández Cáceres, there are seven high-ranking military personnel who have died in Cuba in less than a month without the cause of death being specified in any of the cases.

As published by Granma, Hernández was the founder of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). Of peasant origin, he was born in the municipality of San Juan y Martínez, in the province of Pinar del Río and “from a very young age he carried out agricultural work.”

In 1957 he was part of the July 26 Movement where “he carried out various missions of action and sabotage,” the official newspaper detailed.

Within the Revolutionary Armed Forces he dedicated himself to working with the Union of Young Communists and the PCC, in addition to directing the political sections of the Central and Western armies and of the military troops that Cuba sent to Angola and Ethiopia.

The death of Hernández Cáceres occurs after the death last July of five generals who were part of the Cuban military leadership: Agustín Peña, Marcelo Verdecia Perdomo, Rubén Martínez Puente, Manuel Eduardo Lastres Pacheco and Armando Choy Rodríguez, as well as Commander Gilberto Antonio Cardero Sanchez.

Martínez Puente died at the age of 79 and is credited with having transmitted Raúl Castro’s order to fire the missiles, from Mig fighter planes of the Cuban Air Force, which shot down the planes in which four members of the Hermanos al Rescue in 1996. The attack occurred over international waters, although the Cuban Government justified the demolition by claiming that the ships had entered the island’s airspace.

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