El Salvador gives refuge to two Cuban journalists expelled from their country by the communist Castro dictatorship and denied entry by Castro-ally Nicaragua.
El Salvador on Wednesday said it allowed two Cuban journalists to enter the country after the reporters said they were expelled from the Communist-run island and then barred from entering Nicaragua.
Hector Valdez and Esteban Rodriguez, reporters for independent news website ADN Cuba, said on social media that they arrived at El Salvador’s main international airport on Tuesday night. They intended to board a flight to Nicaragua but were told authorities in Managua had prohibited their entry.
Neither Nicaraguan nor Cuban authorities responded to requests for comment.
Valdez and Rodriguez were associated with the San Isidro Movement, a group of a few dozen artists, writers and activists that had for years protested restrictions in Cuba on civil liberties.
Rodriguez was arrested in April, he said, following a protest in support of jailed San Isidro leader Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, who was on hunger strike at the time.
While the media in the U.S. claims they’re under attack because they get insulted on Twitter, independent journalists in Cuba are getting beaten, arrested, imprisoned, and some forcibly exiled.