The Vice Minister of the Interior of Cuba, Brigadier General Jesús Manuel Burón Tabit, has resigned after questioning decision-making within the ministry and the Security Council, as well as the excessive use of police force to repress the July 11 demonstrations, the day that began the wave of protests that spread through the entire island, as ABC has learned from sources close to the regime. His departure is motivated by disagreements with other commanders, differences with respect to the measures taken during the protests last weekend. “There is trouble within the Army and differences between the military of the old guard and young generals,” say the sources consulted by this newspaper.
The news would also have been confirmed by the analyst and writer Juan Juan Almeida in his program Juan Juan Al medio. According to Almeida, the also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba, requested his resignation in the lobby of Building A of the Ministry of the Interior. His words upon leaving office were: “Applying the law with strict adherence to it does not mean murder,” said Juan Juan.
Juan Juan is the son of the deceased General Juan Almeida, but he uses the name Juan Juan Almedio. Although he was very close to the inner circle of Castroism – when he was born, Fidel interrupted a speech to announce the birth, and he grew up in the Castro family, with Raúl and his wife -, years later he aligned himself with the dissent and went into exile in Miami .