Black Lives Matter's recent praise of Cuba's government isn't the first time that BLM has praised the country's communist regime.
BLM previously glorified Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an online post following his death in November 2016.
"We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro. There is an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety. Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante," the post said.
Castro's communist revolution included mass executions and imprisonment of political opponents.
BLM's 2016 post outlined "the lessons that we take from Fidel."