The grandson of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has provoked the ire of Cuban citizens struggling to live off of meager rations in the communist nation. Tony Castro recently garnered negative attention for social media posts showcasing his lavish lifestyle, which includes expensive clothing, world travel, fine dining and yacht excursions.
Photos obtained by the Miami Herald from one of the young Castro’s Instagram followers show him attending fashion shows and vacationing in trendy parts of Mexico, Spain, Panama and Cuba.
For some perspective, consider that citizens living under Cuba’s totalitarian regime live on around $25 to $30 a month and government-rationed food.
“Just like the son of Che [Guevara], whose company rents luxury motorcycles to tourists,” Facebook user José González commented. “Who pays for this?”
“All the animals are equal, but some are more equal than others,” Facebook user Pedro Pérez wrote, quoting George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” a book that is banned in Cuba.
This month marks 60 years since the 1959 communist revolution that catapulted Fidel Castro to power — six decades of poverty, bloodshed and iron-fisted government overreach.
Writing for Faithwire after Fidel Castro’s death in 2016, Humberto Fontova compiled a detailed list of the evils sanctioned by the communist dictator, which included “mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile.”
Given the suffering the Castro regime has meant for so many, Tony Castro’s decadent social media posts serve as a slap in the face to victims of his grandfather’s inhumane policies.
(H/T: Miami Herald)