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On the persistent invisibility of Cuba’s historic political prisoners (the longest suffering political prisoners in modern history–The sequel to the 43,987th sequel)

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In fact, many Cuban blacks suffered longer incarceration in Castro and Che’s dungeons and torture chambers than Nelson Mandela suffered in South Africa's (relatively) comfortable prisons. In fact, these Cubans qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history. Eusebio Penalver, Ignacio Cuesta Valle, Antonio Lopez Munoz, Ricardo Valdes Cancio, and many other Cuban blacks suffered almost thirty years in Castro's prisons. These men (and many women too, by the way, black and white) suffered their tortures 90 miles from U.S. shores.

But you’ve never heard of them, right? And yet from CNN to NBC, from Reuters to the AP, from ABC to NPR, Castro’s Stalinist-Apartheid fiefdom hosts an abundance of U.S. and international press bureaus and crawls with their intrepid “investigative reporters.”

On the other hand, you can’t swing a dead cat in the media without hitting the name Nelson Mandela. Interesting how that works.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi received both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Medal of Freedom, among many other human rights honors worldwide, (though suffering only lengthy house arrest, as did Mandela towards the end.)

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"Hummmm? Let me guess: Above me isn't that Sly and the Family Stone? I heard they're reuniting for a tour?"

Our friends at Townhall help disseminate items utterly unknown outside the tiny Cuban-American informational ghetto.

2 comments to On the persistent invisibility of Cuba’s historic political prisoners (the longest suffering political prisoners in modern history–The sequel to the 43,987th sequel)

  • asombra

    It's good to call out hypocrisy, but that won't stop it if it's so common it's "normal." The Mandela case is a perfect example, but not even the Spanish-language media in Miami dared to step out of line when he died. Hell, not even the Capitol Hill Cubans blog did, not to mention Ted Cruz (whose behavior was gratuitously PC and highly unbecoming, not to say disgraceful). Well, it's a shitty world we live in, after all.

  • asombra

    Hillary looks exactly like Nurse Ratched in that photo. Pelosi, of course, looks lobotomized, as well she should.

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