Sell-Outs and Wrongdoers

By Elio Delgaldo Legon

HAVANA TIMES – Traitors, sell-outs and wrongdoers have existed ever since the beginning of time, during the Ottoman and Roman empires, just to give you two examples. We have proof of this today in the saying that we still use: “Rome pays traitors, but it despises them.”

To cut a long story short, let’s take a look at Cuban history and we will see that many people, born on the island, enlisted into batallions of volunteers to fight the revolutionaries who raised their cry for independence or death, as early as October 10, 1868.

These volunteers were especially involved in keeping an eye on and fighting rebels in cities, so that soldiers could fight against armed insurgents in rural areas.

For example, in Havana, there were many reports of volunteers born in Cuba who were more frightening than the Spanish.

They massacred the Cuban people, like we have seen in famous works at the Villanueva theater. They also committed other abominable acts such as placing pressure so that Medicine students would be sentenced to death and executed by firing squad, to teach a lesson. This happened on November 27, 1871.

I have mentioned these events to show how individuals born in Cuba have been capable of acting against their own country, with no regard for the Cuban people’s suffering. They were only moved by their own miserable economic interests.

In agreement with the Cuban Government’s stance on the San Isidro Movement

In recent weeks, we have once again seen unprincipled Cubans act like vulgar mercenaries. They are being paid off and receiving orders from the US. They are told to promote disorder, chaos and civil disobedience, with their eyes set on producing social unrest. I’m not the one saying this though, they’ve announced it themselves.


It has come to light [in Cuba’s media] that those who set up the farse that is the so-called San Isidro Movement, are nothing more than vulgar mercenaries who follow the US government’s orders. These orders come via the US Embassy in Havana, which is a serious violation of its function as a diplomatic institution. It is unacceptable meddling in Cuba’s domestic affairs.

The small group that met at one of the member’s homes, in the San Isidro neighborhood in Old Havana, pretended that they were holding a hunger strike, which was never true. Plus, they weren’t following health regulations and protocol in the fight against COVID-19. They even received a visitor who had traveled from Mexico to the US and then to Cuba, and he didn’t respect established health regulaitons, none of them did. This can lead to serious consequences for all of them and for the general population.

They have posts on social media that show the way they insult patriotic symbols, especially the national flag. They do all of this to please their owners in the North and its embassy in Havana.

Acts of sabotage in recent weeks, including the derailing of a freight train, have all been cleared up. The people responsible were arrested and they have confessed that there was money in the middle. Moreover the amount they were receiving for every act of sabotage and who was paying them off.

They all answer to the US interest in changing Cuba’s political/economic system. That’s to say, to get rid of the Revolution, return the country’s to its capitalist past and become the country’s owners once again.

Therefore I have no shred of doubt in my mind that the alleged San Isidro Movement is nothing more than a group of mercenaries who are on a foreign power’s payroll, with counter-revolutionary objectives. The Law will be laid down against them.

We cannot show tolerance to those who are trying to destroy what the Cuban people have worked so hard for, because this isn’t a matter of confused or mistaken people, but of people who know full what it is they’re doing and why they are doing it.

You just have to listen to one of them when they said: “Donald Trump is my president.” He said it himself, he’s clearly a mercenary.

Read more diary posts by Elio Delgado Legon.

Elio Delgado Legon

Elio Delgado-Legon: I am a Cuban who has lived for 80 years, therefore I know full well how life was before the revolution, having experienced it directly and indirectly. As a result, it hurts me to read so many aspersions cast upon a government that fights tooth and nail to provide us a better life. If it hasn’t fully been able to do so, this is because of the many obstacles that have been put in its way.

9 thoughts on “Sell-Outs and Wrongdoers

  • December 27, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I thought that old propagandist Elio had retired. But obviously he has been brought out of retirement by the party to resume “His” campaign to keep the good people of Cuba enslaved. Just another Carne Vaca, stealing the peoples cows so that the generals can have filet mignon.

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