New York Times unwittingly exposes Arturo Lopez-Levy
Arturo Lopez-Levy is a favorite of the media for quotes defending the Castro dictatorship and criticizing sanctions the U.S. has against the corrupt and criminal Cuban government. What the media never tells you, however, is that Lopez-Levy was an officer of the Castro military and he continues to have ties to the Cuban regime.
That is until the New York Times -- no doubt unwittingly -- let the cat slip out of the bag:
[...] Many Cubans say they are hesitant to let go of a reliable system summed up by a common joke: “We pretend to work, they pretend to pay us.” Taxi drivers told Mr. López Levy that they were working harder for less money because of increased competition. A farmer I met at the wholesale market outside Havana equated capitalism with higher prices, and said that the government needed to intervene.
But mostly, this is an aging crowd and Mr. López Levy — who still has friends and relatives in government — says that even among Cuban bureaucrats, the mentality is changing. If so, more capitalism may be inevitable. Because with every new entrepreneur it licenses, Cuba becomes less socialist, less exceptional, less of a bearded rebel raising its fist against the horrors of Yankee capitalism. In the eyes of some Cubans, the jig is already up.