Castro lie number 11,061,886… and counting
The fabricator that keeps going and going and going. Castro lies again. The official news story of the day from Cuba never reflects the reality, but instead is carefully crafted to deflect attention away from an opposite event that interferes with the Castro's carefully constructed narrative.
Cuban Pitcher Arrested for Trying to Defect
at 10:15 AM Sunday, September 29, 2013
While foreign news bureaus speculate about the Castro regime supposedly authorizing Cuban athletes to contract professionally abroad -- based on one sentence in the state newspaper Granma -- a famed pitcher has been arrested for trying to flee the island.
Raicel Iglesias, a top Cuban pitcher, was arrested on Thursday for trying to flee the island.
Meanwhile, the Granma story alluding to Cuban athletes being authorized to contract abroad was published on Friday.
Diario de Cuba has confirmed the arrest of Iglesias and was told by a Cuban baseball official that he will no longer be able to train with his local team.
As we previously posted, this contradiction highlights the low standard of Cuba reporting by foreign news bureaus in Havana.
(Note that none of the foreign news bureaus in Havana have reported Iglesias' arrest -- for why ruin a good story line?)
And the lies and manipulations of the Castro regime.