PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Rayarena: Asombra: “The NYT knows exactly what the score is, as it always has, but it’s simply playing its long-accustomed...

  • asombra: Cuba is doing what suits Castro, Inc., period. But let’s give due credit: the regime could hardly be clearer. It’s...

  • asombra: Che Guevara, for one, was all for the USSR crushing the Hungarian uprising, just as Fidel later kissed Soviet ass by being all...

  • asombra: Carlos, it’s OK. They’re Latrines, which means their concept of shame and disgrace is VERY different from yours, so...

  • asombra: The NYT is simply protecting its creature, its Frankenstein, as it always has and always will. The Herbert Matthews business was...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

They write letters… Cuba is a great place for tourists, but not for dissidents, Jews, or gays

A reader of the Dallas Morning News pens a letter to the editor regarding a puff-piece travel article that appeared in the paper gushing about Cuba's island slave plantation as a vacation spot:

Cuba is a sunny vacation for tourists, but not for political dissidents, Jews or gays

Cuba

Re: “Havana great time — You can get there from here,” Sunday Travel.Joy Tipping’s article extolling the virtues of a vacation to Cuba left out a significant fact or two.

Cuba remains a totalitarian dictatorship which imprisons its dissidents, censors its media and persecutes its minorities, including Jews and gays. More important, it is currently imprisoning Alan Gross, an American Jew who was in Cuba as an independent contractor for a U.S. State Department agency to help the persecuted Cuban Jewish community get Internet access.

Uncensored contact with the rest of the world is a criminal offense in Cuba, and Alan, who happens to be the uncle and brother to Dallas and Plano residents, is now rotting in a Havana prison for a 15- year term.

So, yes, a trip to Cuba may be fun, but your readers should know that by going they are helping to support a dictatorship and the enduring punishment of Alan, his amazing family and the community that awaits his safe return.

Robert Ackermann, Plano

Comments are closed.