Joaquín Suárez González, official of the ideological sphere of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, strategist of the digital press and the management of social networks by the regime, died this Thursday in Havana at the age of 57 for reasons that have not been confirmed. been specified.
For more than two decades Suárez González -who was a native of Santa Clara- dedicated himself to the computerization process of the Cuban press and “to the preparation of professionals in the sector, Party cadres and the Central State Administration agencies in the use of social networks and in the confrontation with the media war against Cuba”, according to review Granma.
Graduated from Marxism Leninism at the Félix Varela Higher Pedagogical Institute, Joaquín Suárez -fervent follower of Fidel Castro- was identified in 2017 by Radio Television Martí as the man in charge of selling an idealized image of Cuba on social networks and counteracting anything that deviates from that end.
According to the aforementioned source, for this purpose, Suárez González had an army of netizens made up of engineers, programmers, designers, specialists in Support and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), which he organized to disseminate the tasks entrusted by the Council of State, the Council of Ministers, the Council of National Defense and the Commission for Defense and National Security.
For his fidelity to the regime, he was distinguished with recognitions such as the Félix Elmusa Distinction, granted by the Union of Cuban Journalists.
“It hurts to know that Joaquín Suárez, a compatriot from the small homeland and an invaluable collaborator in the work of our Party, has died, in full force and still young. My condolences to family, colleagues and friends. We will feel his absence, ”the ruler Miguel Díaz-Canel said from China.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our comrade Joaquín Suárez González, fully dedicated for years to the work of the Party. His relevant contribution to the revolutionary battle will always be a reason for infinite admiration and gratitude. Honor to his memory, ”Rogelio Polanco wrote for him.
José Luis Granda, head of the Ideological Department of the Provincial Committee of the Party in Pinar del Río, referred to Suárez González as “an extraordinary and special militant” who “contributed to gestating, organizing and developing throughout Cuba the preparation and implementation of our fights on the digital stage against the enemy’s media aggressions”.