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AP describes Cuba’s murderous and repressive Castro dictatorship as ‘tradition’

Obviously, the Associated Press has given up on any attempts to appear even mildly objective in its reporting on Cuba. After being thoroughly discredited and embarrassingly thrashed for its transparent Castro propaganda series on U.S. democracy programs in Cuba, the besmirched news agency has decided to describe the Castro regime's violently repressive and murderous half-century long reign of terror as "tradition." Vaya... le ronca los mameyes.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Note to AP: Dictatorship is Not "Tradition"

In another example of the AP's shameful reporting from Havana, it writes today:

"Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted 'no' in parliament.

And it wasn’t just any lawmaker.

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers’ rights bill that she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities."

For the AP, a totalitarian dictatorship's rubber-stamp, closed-door assembly; composed of non-elected, hand-picked regime officials; that provide cosmetics to Castro's decrees, is "a revolutionary tradition."

The AP is simply unwilling to call a spade-a-spade.

As for Mariela's supposed "no vote," that too has a name -- it's called "staged propaganda."

To further highlight this story's absurdity, note the following:

Foreign journalists are not allowed to cover the proceedings of Castro's National Assembly. 

For this story, the AP is regurgitating info from a pro-regime "blog" that interviewed Mariela.  

Moreover, the so-called "vote" supposedly took place in back in July -- how's that for secrecy? -- and there's no independent sources to verify whether it even happened.

(Yet the AP wouldn't dare question the regime's motives or credibility.)

If anything, this propaganda stunt should shed further light on the absurdity of Castro's National Assembly, whereby the regime's apparatchiks raise their hands in unison.

(Where's that AP story been all of these years?)

That too has a name -- "dog and pony show."

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