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Another Castro official in Cuba dies

Another infamous tool of the Castro dictatorship has died. The death of propagandist and censor Luis Pavon Tamayo brings the total to two death announcements in as many days. Once again, the Grim Reaper proves too powerful for even the evil of the Castro regime.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Castro's Most Prominent Censor Dies

One of the Cuban dictatorship's most prominent censors, Luis Pavón Tamayo, 83, died this weekend.

Pavón presided over Castro's "National Culture Council" in the 1970's that led the Stalinist-type censorship and purging of some of Cuba's greatest artists and literary minds, including José Lezama Lima y Virgilio Piñera.

Under his watch, writers and artists were harassed, expelled from their jobs and imprisoned, accused of "being homosexuals."  Many were forced into exile.

Rock'n'roll and long hair were banned on the island.

Time is running out for Castro's clique.

2 comments to Another Castro official in Cuba dies

  • Honey

    But he died in his bed and of old age. And so will the Castros. Time is not on the side of freedom it seems.

  • asombra

    He was only an apparatchik doing the bidding of the Maximum Censor, who in 1961 had officially declared to Cuba's intellectuals and artists that "With the revolution, everything; against the revolution, nothing." In other words, only "revolutionary" thought and artistic endeavors would be permitted; nothing else would be allowed. This miserable minion simply implemented what his master wanted, and all the harm he caused is fully the responsibility of said master.