UPDATE – 7/1/2010, 9:36 a.m. (EST): Thanks to a reader, I’m able to supply folks with the link to the original CubaWatch post outing Vicky Pelaez. I’ll also be pulling out my archive CD of old CubaWatch posts in order to supply readers with the original text, as CubaWatch no longer exists. Without further ado, here it is:
Note: link no longer active
A few years back, when I began to assemble the CubaWatch (Outing Fidelistas Across the Globe) website, it was with the intent of calling spades . . . well, “spades.” Sick and tired of the way so much of the media danced around the precious reputations of some of the dictatorship’s most ardent supporters–ahem, Nelson “sellout” Mandela–I decided to dig up whatever dirt I could find, whatever embarrassing morsel at my disposal, and use it to disgrace those who would sell the good people of Cuba up the river.
I had already been a longtime reader of El Diaro/La Prensa by the time CubaWatch landed on the internet. And during the course of those years, the name “Vicy Pelaez” was always good for a rise in my blood pressure. The fact that she, and by extension El Diario, could dub herself a “journalist” while consistently extolling the virtues of one of the last remaining Stalinist dictatorships in the world, was mind boggling to say the least. Pelaez’s support of the Castro regime wasn’t vague or misguided, rather, it was sheer, unbridled hatred for all to see.
And so, my curiosity was piqued and I began to do a little digging. Lexus-Nexus, Google, a few searches through library records, and I came up with an abundance of links between Pelaez, the DGI (Cuban Intelligence), and a pot-luck stew of Cuban propaganda offices and associations. Armed with all the connections–which were out there for anyone to see–I cast the CubaWatch net over Vicky, “outing” her a couple of years ago. I made it quite clear in the post that I was forwarding all the information I had gathered to the FBI, which I did. Funny how things turned out, isn’t it?
Pelaez wasn’t busted for her connections with Cuban intelligence, but her Red Square connections aren’t too far off the mark, and I guarantee you we’ll hear about ties with Havana in the coming months as all of this unfolds. CubaWatch might be gone, but she sure as hell still is casting a shadow.
I haven’t written these words in a long time. Truth-be-told, I miss them. Please humor me, if only for a moment:
“Vicky Pelaez: you are so BUSTED!”