Waiting for Fidel
The attempt to effectively shut down the sometimes critical blog has received wide coverage in the international media, in outlets as diverse as The Sun Sentinel and the Left-leaning London daily, The Guardian.
The general tone of the coverage is echoed in the Guardian article, which speculates that the crackdown is an attempt by the regime to "keep tight control despite some cautious moves towards economic reform and greater openness" since Fidel Castro stood down as head of the Council of State.
Surprisingly, there has been no response so far from the regime to the furore in the world media.
No strident denunciation in the official media; no accusations about “mercenaries” in the pay of those evil imperialists; and certainly no commentary from the usual suspects, such as Felipe Perez Roque or the equally dreadful Ricardo Alarcon.
And nothing from that semi-retired, obsessive web-surfer, Fidel Castro. Yet.
Photo: Javier Galeano, AP