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Thirty-two lying Pinocchios, millions of fools

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From Capitol Hill Cubans

Castro's Foreign Propaganda Corp

at 9:08 AM Thursday, July 19, 2012
This week, the Castro regime sent off 32 new Ambassadors to posts throughout the world.

Despite its grave economic troubles, the Castro regime has more embassies throughout the world than any other Latin American nation.

That's because propaganda and intelligence-gathering are key to the regime.

In a ceremony, whereby the new Ambassadors swore an oath to the Castro regime, they were instructed by the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abelardo Moreno, that the function of a Cuban Ambassador is to "defend national security" and to "focus on spreading information about the rehabilitation of Cuba's economy and to confront all efforts to minimize its extent and depth."

In other words, their focus is to spread propaganda about Raul's so-called "reforms."

Similar to the recently revealed lobbying strategies of Syria's Assad, and Libya's Gaddafi before that, the smoke-screen of "reforms" is used to preserve the repressive apparatus of these regimes.

Sadly, Castro's Ambassadors are already being aided abroad by a handful of so-called Cuba "experts" and even a couple of Cuban-American businessmen.

4 comments to Thirty-two lying Pinocchios, millions of fools

  • "Propaganda is vital. We can never abandon propaganda. Propaganda is the heart of our struggle." (Fidel Castro--from Jail!--to Melba Hernandez in 1955)

    Unreal

  • Rayarena

    Years ago, one of the daily newspapers in NYC [can't remember if it was the NYT's, the Daily News or the Post] had an article [that I saved and can't find now] on what was the day like in the life of a member of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in NYC. Even though, Cuba doesn't have formal relations with the US, they have a larger foreign corp than many nations that have formal relations. Three hundred families live in a 20+ something story building that takes up a corner street in mid-town Manhattan. According to the article, at any time of the day, these individuals are meeting with the president of a college, with the editor of a newspaper, a magazine or television public relations person. They, also, spend time writing letters to editors, calling into live radio and TV programs and participating in Internet discussion forums.

    In other words, they are spreading propaganda. And because they a members of the Cuban mission, they have VIP access to the offices of college presidents, and editors of a major newspapers, whereas we--common lay people--do not.

    What astounds me is why the United States permits such a large foreign corp of a country that does not even have formal relations with us! For years, our government has indirectly allowed Cuba to spread propaganda under its very nose, by allowing this to go on. Things that make you go, huh?

  • RAY! Point me to the article!...more clues???...dates?...I'll spend the rest of the week-end searching for it. Sounds perfect for my forthcoming book!!!!!!

    hfontova@earthlink.net

  • Rayarena

    Humberto,
    I wish that I could find it! Years ago, before I was proficient in my computer and before many newspapers had online versions, I used to cut out newspaper articles on Cuba. This was in the 80's to early 90's. For the life of me, I have no idea where I have that article or if I still have it. I used to have scrapbooks and boxes full of yellowing newspapers, but clutters drives me crazy, and I've thrown a few of those boxes away. I doubt, I will ever find it. Your best bet is Nexus Lexus which is a data base that helps you to find articles. It's very comprehensive, but you have to pay to use it, or if you go to a large library, you can ask and see if they have a librarian who will search for you.

    Sorry that I can't help you a bit more. All that I can say is that it came out either in the 80's or 90's.