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See Cuba before freedom ruins it

In Uncommon Sense, Marc Masferrer takes on Boston Globe writer Bella English's report on her visit to Cuba:

The Boston Globe's Bella English: See Cuba before freedom changes everything!

94616arrestoA scene from the Cuba that Bella English of the Boston Globe hopes doesn't change anytime soon.

When it comes to Cuba, I know many Americans share the willful ignorance/malignant indifference of the Boston Globe's Bella English. The big difference is that she actually had the ignorance/indifference -- I suspect more of the latter than the former -- to put her disregard for the suffering of the Cuban people under the Castro dictatorship into words published by her newspaper:

I recently spent a week in Cuba, visiting Havana and the countryside before checking out the beach. Because the country remains under US embargo and travel by US citizens is limited — journalists and academic researchers can go, and certain “cultural exchanges” are allowed — I wanted to get there and write about it before the floodgates open and tourists overrun the place.

That's right, she actually said it: She wants to go to Cuba before it is free from the lying, thieving, murdering Castro dictatorship, she wants to go to Cuba while she, with whatever spending her employer allowed her to cover with her expense account, still has the chance to help the regime finance its repression of the Cuban people.

Bella English wanted to go to Cuba before freedom is allowed to flourish.

Well, she didn't say that, but the meaning of her words -- which in total amount to one of the most disgusting displays of journalistic masturbation written recently about Cuba -- is the same.

Continue reading HERE.

1 comment to See Cuba before freedom ruins it

  • antonio2009

    Bella English should also visit North Korea and Iran which are also "under US embargo and travel by US citizens is limited."