Appearing in tomorrow’s El Nuevo Herald, cartoonist Garrincha shares a fairy tale from Cuba’s princess, Mariela Castro:
– Mariela Castro has some heroic tales that her modesty has prevented her from sharing in the past.
– Mariela says that Juana was under siege from enemy bombs and someone in the government (she doesn’t know who) had no choice but to create the UMAP concentration camps*.
– And this, as we all know, made Mariela very sad. She asked her father and her uncle: “But why? But why?”
– One day, as her uncle sipped tea with honey during a visit, she whispered a love spell into his ear.
– And that is when the Quixote of the Americas said: “Close those infamous UMAP camps and cease discrimination!”
– Another victory for Super Mariela!
*Note: The Castro dictatorship used UMAP (Military Units to Assist Production) concentration camps to “reeducate” Cuban homosexuals through hard labor. Taking a page out of the Nazi handbook, the entry to these camps had signs that read “Work will make men out of you.” But anyone could be sent to a UMAP camp as they were also used to incarcerate and punish members of the regime’s opposition, regardless of their sexual orientation.