The AP’s Havana Bureau–earning its keep!
The AP has been bestowed a Havana Bureau. This privilege is not bequeathed randomly. A resume’ highlighting servility to Castro’s propaganda ministry should always be attached to the application form.
Secondly, the AP’s dispatches on Castro’s rebellion in 1957-58 were written word for word by Fidel Castro's own agent in New York.
Kindly stifle the shrieks of “Mc Carthyism at Townhall!” This datum comes from the author of those hilariously fraudulent dispatches himself, Mario Llerana, who later defected. He then authored a mea-culpa book titled The Unsuspected Revolution, wherein he revealed the AP-Castro racket.
In keeping with their exemplary Cuban record, just last month the AP reported (i.e. transcribed a handout from Castro’s propaganda ministry) on the Castro regime’s response to U.S. accusations against them for abetting sexual slavery and child prostitution :
“These shameful slanders profoundly hurt the Cuban people,” the AP quoted Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, director of the Cuban Foreign Ministry's North American affairs office In Cuba. “There is no sexual abuse against minors (in Cuba), but rather an exemplary effort to protect children, young people and women.”
No mention by the AP (or from others who picked up the story, including the Miami Herald and even Fox News) that Josefina Vidal Ferreiro was booted from the U.S. in May, 2003 for espionage. Note the date of her booting, and recall the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The The Defense Intelligence Agency’s top Cuban spycatcher, Lieut. Col. Christopher Simmons , (now retired) had a key role in uncovering the Josefina Vidal spy ring. He strongly suspects that many of the U.S. military secrets Vidal and her ring shipped home to Castro were transmitted to Saddam Hussein.
Entire McCarthyite intransigence here from our friends at Townhall.