Remember Elian Gonzalez and all the chest pounding about how he belonged back in Cuba with his family? All those editorials about the sanctity of family?
Is this what they had in mind?
SANTA CLARA, CUBA
TWO TEACHERS PUNISHED FOR MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIP WITH DISSIDENT
A Communist Party official ordered the public chastisement of a school teacher who refused to leave her husband, a government opponent and former political prisoner. Maip? P?rez Naranjo refused to attend an October 14 meeting of teachers of the Silvio Flietas school at which director Osmayda Zacar?as criticized her for consorting with a dissident, her husband, Guillermo P?rez Yera, provincial delegate of the Pedro Luis Boitel Civic Resistance Movement.
A fellow teacher and childhood friend, Idalmis Rojas Aguilar, who went to the defense of P?rez Naranjo, was later transferred to a remote school for three years of “rehabilitation.” The meeting of teachers had been ordered by the local Communist Party secretary, named Maria Victoria, after she failed to convince P?rez Naranjo to leave her husband. “My wife refused to be blackmailed,” said P?rez Yera. “She does not allow work issues to affect interfere with family life.”