The Church in Cuba
Pastor Ricardo believes that the security of the State has raised its foot a little against the congregations. "They used to take you to an office where they threatened you with putting you in jail, but that does not happen that often anymore. What remains are the infiltrated agents who monitor each activity carried out by religious groups." He commented that there are cases in which the agent remains in a congregation for years, often disavowing the pastors or generating internal conflicts. "They prepare them so well that they seem evangelical or Pentecostal, they speak and behave as such, even participating in the decisions of the church." Consulted about other measures, the pastor recalled that a member of a church was intimidated into spying on his own congregation. "He passed information for some time, but when he made the decision to refuse, they threatened to put him and his family in prison. He ended up moving to another city, where he suffered a strange traffic accident from which he miraculously survived."