Here’s a pretty good editorial from Canada’s Globe and Mail, regarding the murder of Orlando Zapata Tamayo:
Canadians vacationing in Cuba may be too busy sipping mojitos and frolicking in the ocean to consider last week’s tragic death of a Cuban political prisoner. But it is a powerful reminder of the island’s repressive underbelly, and illustrates the Cuban government’s continued and blatant disregard for human rights and civil liberties.
Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a 42-year-old carpenter and plumber, stopped eating Dec. 3 to protest the conditions of his detention, and died in a hospital in Havana last Tuesday. He is the first political prisoner to starve himself to death since 1972, when Pedro Luis Boitel, a student leader and poet, suffered the same fatal end.
The US media hasnt had much overall coverage of the Tamayo tragedy because for them, it’s all about the narrative.