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Los Angeles Times says no proof of foul play in dissident deaths

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"Journalists" apply for their Cuba Visas

"Paya, 60, was one of the most respected dissidents in Cuba, a devout Roman Catholic who spent decades criticizing the Castro governments and urging peaceful democratic change. Although the opposition movement in Cuba is tiny, authorities used Paya's funeral to round up about 40 activists and briefly arrest them, a move widely criticized by human rights groups.

In October, Laura Pollan, a founder of the Ladies in White group, which has fought on behalf of political prisoners, died in a Cuban hospital after a sudden respiratory illness.

In both cases, the families raised questions about the circumstances and suggested the possibility of foul play, though they presented no evidence."

For anyone willing to search, the evidence for both murders piles higher by the day. Of course there's the rub...This Los Angeles Times reporter Ms Tracy Wilkinson (needless to add) has little difficulty obtaining Cuban visas. She reports from the Stalinist fiefdom often, and her reports read like a Cuba "Expert" cliche'-fest, which is to say, like Castro propaganda-ministry hand-outs.

3 comments to Los Angeles Times says no proof of foul play in dissident deaths

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  • asombra

    Proof. Of course. Like in a normal country, as opposed to a police state. Well, maybe if the video camera Payá was carrying had been returned to his widow without tampering, it would contain film of the car that rammed Payá’s car. I wonder why that hasn’t happened. I wonder why the widow hasn't been allowed to talk to the survivors in private. I wonder why even the Swede, who had no role in the accident, is still being detained. I wonder why Payá had a similar "accident" not long before his final one. I wonder why Laura Pollán also had a similar accident not long before she died. I wonder why two of Cuba's leading opposition figures would die in less than a year. But Wilkinson evidently doesn’t wonder, or can’t afford to. That’s not what she's paid to do. I wonder how much she does get paid--for disgracing herself, her employers and her profession. Well, it's a living. You know, like prostitution.

    Like Marie Antoinette might have said, if Cubans have no justice, let them get proof.

  • asombra

    Yeah, that's it, lick them boots. And make it look natural.