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AFP Havana Bureau reported death of Zoe Valdes (in 1995!)

From the AFP's site:

1957: AFP is established as an independent, impartial news provider to suscribers in France and around the world by an act of parliament guaranteeing its independence from both private and state interests.

Zoe Valdes was in Paris at the time, promoting her first novel La Nada Cotidiana, and the book was taking off internationally. So the Castro regime decided to "bump the author off" so to speak. They said she was dead and that was plenty enough for Agence France Presse, which ran with the story.

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Our Spanish-reading friends can read the entire account here...how her mother, still in Cuba got the news, and suffered a partial stroke, never to recover...how upon finally leaving Cuba her mother suffered (genuine) Actos de Repudio by Castroite mobs...How Zoe herself suffered (genuine) Actos de Repudio (complete with spitting, physical blows, etc.) by Castroite mobs all over Europe, plus much more...

For our other friends we run this mainly to dramatize the "unreliability" of reports coming from news agencies' bestowed Havana Bureaus. Most of then, after all, (including AFP) have been reporting almost non-stop lately from Havana about multifarious "reforms." Zoe Valdes is alive and well in Paris, as she was on the day of her obituary.

ZOE VALDES CONDECORADA CON LA MÁXIMA DISTINCIÓN PARISINA

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