The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

Ariel Ruiz Urquiola is an internationally-recognized Cuban biologist whose commitment to his profession recently landed him in jail. He’s also been harassed and thrown out of a job. Why is a skilled and committed individual like him persecuted by his government? Ariel’s story tells a lot about the Cuban government and how it deals with any perceived challenge to its rule. Ariel was fired from his position at the University of Havana two years ago on spurious grounds after gaining the reputation of a troublemaker when he spoke out about the illegal fishing of sea …

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