• The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas

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    The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas / Juan Juan Almeida

    Juan Juan Almeida, 19 June 2017 — Teresa Sulien Castillo Sotto, a
    27-year-old Cuban doctor born in Bayamo, died due to multiple fractures
    and traumatic brain injury on the night of Tuesday 13 June, at 10:20 PM,
    after jumping off the 8th floor of the C-05 building of Ciudad Tiuna in
    Tiuna Fort.

    “It’s a delicate issue that they are treating with great tact and major caution,” comments a member of the National Coordinating Department
    (COOR), which, along with the National Directorate of the Cuban Medical
    Mission in Venezuela (MMCVEN), located in the Crillon Hotel. “We are
    talking about the death of a cooperating doctor within a military
    community where the only ones who enter are Cubans who are linked to
    some military person, people with overwhelming confidence, cases that
    call for control, or some of the collaborators who are related to Cuban leaders.”

    Tiuna Fort is an enormous military installation, the most important in
    Caracas, and also in Venezuela which, among other things, is the
    headquarters of the Ministry of People’s Power, the General Command of
    the Army, the official residence of the vice president, and sports,
    cultural and financial facilities. It was in this urban complex where,
    in apartment 10-F, the young Cuban doctor lived.

    Several officials from the Homicide Division of the Scientific, Penal
    and Criminal Investigations Corps (CICPC) came to the scene of the
    tragedy. The prevailing narrative is that Teresa made the tragic
    decision to kill herself because she found, on the cellphone of her
    husband, also a Cuban doctor, compromising text messages involving
    another woman. However, on her personal profile on Facebook, the
    deceased young woman appears as single.

    That night, troops from the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service
    (SEBIN) and Cuban officials who have not been identified, put Teresa’s
    body in a van, took it to the morgue and did not allow members of the
    CICPC to preserve the scene of the tragedy nor to collect expert evidence.

    The next day, Wednesday, three Cuban citizens came to the morgue in cars
    with official plates with the intention to accelerate the paperwork to
    collect the cadaver of the Cuban doctor. They accomplished this the same
    day and at four in the afternoon, after establishing contact with high
    level officials of the Bolivarian government and the representatives
    from the Cuban embassy.

    “Normally what happens,” my interlocutor continued to explain, “they close the box in the morgue and send it to Maiquetia [the International Airport]. There, they finish the paperwork, and with the first flight
    they head to Cuban, accompanied by two officials dispatching the coffin
    and then the family members. In extreme or strange situations, the
    deceased is simply buried and they don’t even allow them to hold a funeral.”

    “What they don’t want to reveal,” my informer breathes deeply and adds, in a tone appropriate to the shocking confession, “is that Teresa
    maintained a close relationship with a military man, an official with
    the National Guard who was captured by SEBIN for being involved with the
    right and the opposition marches against chavismo. They used the girl as
    an informer, she couldn’t refuse, because it would mean cancelling her mission, expulsion, threats and a ton of other things. She felt cornered
    with no alternative. She couldn’t do anything other than betray her
    friend and, in an act of honor, with a certain touch of ethics, she
    committed suicide, or she was pushed to suicide.”

    The body is already in Cuba, having left on Thursday the 15th in an A320 airplane of Cuban Aviation on the Caracas-Havana route.

    Source: The Death of a Cuban Doctor in Ciudad Tiuna, Caracas / Juan Juan Almeida – Translating Cuba - http://translatingcuba.com/the-death-of-a-cuban-doctor-in-ciudad-tiuna-caracas-juan-juan-almeida/

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