This says it all

The Chicago Tribune published an article about Cuban intellectuals who–fearing a new wave of artistic repression after the Castro government held a tribute to Luis Pavon, architect of a government crackdown on artists in the 1970’s–took to the Internet to express their discontent.

The article, which was written by the ironically named Gary Marx, ends with a very interesting quote by 34-year old Ena Lucia Portela, a Cuban writer:

People’s fear is part of the system,” said Portela.

That says everything you need to know about Castro’s Cuba.