From Capitol Hill Cubans:
As Hillary Spoke on Internet Freedom…
…the Castro regime punished two well-known Cuban writers for “inappropriate use of the Internet.”
Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled her Internet Freedom Initiative.
Soon thereafter, Castro’s cultural monopoly, the National Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), expelled writer Manuel Garcia Verdecia from its ranks and novelist Rafael Vilches Proenza from his job.
Garcia Verdecia was accused of “not acting in accordance to his functions” (as a regional Vice-President of the UNEAC) and of “no longer being trustworthy” to the regime.
Meanwhile, Vilches Proenza was “intercepted” by information security officials, who confiscated his flash drives and scoured through emails he’d exchanged with Cuban writers in exile — what happened to “cultural exchange”?
A tragic irony, indeed.