AP covers rodent story in Cuba, ignores real news

Never mind the human rights abuses, the political prisoners, or the Castro dictatorship’s links to both PSUV in Venezuela, drug traffickers, and PRD in Mexico, Count on AP to publish a completely meaningless sham of a Cuba story while ignoring the crimes of the terrorist Castro regime.

This one about domesticating rodents.

BAINOA, Cuba – Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the huitia.

With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the huitia looks like a giant rat, only cuter, some would say. They live in Cuba and other Caribbean islands where they are sometimes hunted for food.

But Pedraza and her husband Rafael Lopez say they only want to want to protect and take care of the animals, which measure nearly a foot long (about 30 centimeters), with the largest ones weighing in bigger than a small dog.

The couple began collecting huitias about five years ago when they found one languishing on a roadside and named her Congui. They found her a mate and now have more than a half-dozen huitias in their home about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of the capital, Havana.

Congui and her brood like to drink sweetened coffee and munch on crackers and vegetables. Her son Pancho enjoys an occasional nip of rum.

Do they taste like chicken? Just wondering…

1 thought on “AP covers rodent story in Cuba, ignores real news”

  1. Isn’t it too adorable? The point, obviously, is to reduce Cuba’s horrible reality to noble-savage cuteness and exotic quaintness, as in “Aren’t these third-world peasants precious in their primitive backwardness?” This is EXACTLY like making a big fuss over “darkies” eating watermelon or some such, which of course the AP would never risk doing. Still, I’m sure it’s perfect Huffington Post fare.

    And btw, it’s not “huitia” but “hutia,” and in Cuba it’s not even that–it’s jutía. Contemptible idiots.

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