Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More negative stories

As some of you may recall, the Castro regime is not all that happy with some of the coverage being filed by some foreign correspondents in Havana.

Too negative, the regime says. Too much time spent covering the views of "mercenaries".

We will have to wait for a response to this surprisingly even-handed feature article from the BBC, which appears today on its website.

Written by Duncan Kennedy, the article includes the regulatory quotes from supposedly ordinary Cubans happily praising Castro - supposedly without prompting.

But at least Kennedy also interviews Miriam Leyva and her husband, Oscar, former high-ranking Communist loyalists turned dissidents.

And he acknowledges the obvious: given the tight control exercised by the regime, the number of Cubans who oppose Castro is hard to gauge because "only a few do speak out".


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