Furry's Offspring Set Up Camp in the US / Juan Juan Almeida
Juan Juan Almeida, 20 OCtober 2016 — Yet another son of Army Corps
General and former Interior Minister Abelardo Colomé Ibarra, alias
"Furry," arrived in southern Florida and decided to say. Nothing unusual
in that, if we think back.
Nineteen-year-old Antonio Colomé Hidalgo, son of Furry and Iraida, left
Cuba on a flight from Santa Clara province and landed at Miami
International Airport at about noon on Friday, October 14.
Antonio was not travelling alone. His final destination was Georgetown,
a city in Scott County, Kentucky, where he planned to attend the annual
Festival of the Horse, which was being held from October 21 to 23. But
upon his arrival in Miami, the purpose of his visit took an unexpected
turn: Tony decided to stay and then moved in with some relatives living
in Naples, Florida.
The response from the family has been silence. But the "sudden" decision
to settle in the United States does appear not to have been spontaneous.
Quite the contrary. It was planned down to the smallest detail.
Citing health problems, General Colomé, resigned as member of the
Council of Ministers and from his post as Minister of the Interior on
October 21, 2015. His resignation was accepted and, "in recognition of
his long revolutionary service, the Council of State agreed to bestow on
him the Order for Service to the Fatherland in the First Degree."
The impression left by an article on the website Cubadebate, the same
publication known for ignoring and covering up, is that General Colomé
was forced to resign because — along with his successor, Carlos
Fernandez Gondín, and other high-ranking officials — he was deeply
involved in systemic corruption, diversion of state resources, money
laundering and leaking information. A widespread rumor is that, although
efforts were made to conceal it, he quickly went from being the accuser
to being the accused.
Antonio's arrival now brings to three the number of Furry's children who
have moved to the United States. I am also told that one of his
daughters, Gabriela, is — as the song by Cuban singer and and musician
Wilfredo "Willy" Chirino goes — on route and will be arriving soon. It's
only to be expected, given all that has happened.
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