Surprise! New York Times reports on repressive sham trials in Cuba, blames U.S.A.

Agents Kurmanaev and Lopez

From our Bureau of Dogs Who Love Returning to Their Vomit

Someone at El Niuyortain must have caught wind of the fact that it wasn’t cool to ignore the sham trials being held in Castrogonia or to remain silent about the inhumane prison sentences imposed on July 11 protesters. After all, human rights organizations that have denounced the trials are making Castro, Inc. look bad, and El Niuyortain can’t let that happen.

So, to protect Castro, Inc., El Niuyortain has come up with a counterpunch: “Let’s blame all this on the U.S. and its ‘punishing’ embargo. And, while we’re at it, let’s make sure that we also blame the July 11 protests on the economic hardships caused by that embargo. Those protests had nothing to do with freedom. No, they were all about shortages caused by the embargo and Trump’s sanctions.”

This delicate task was taken up by Anatoly Kurmanaev and Oscar Lopez. in Mexico City.

So, according to these two Cuba experts, when all is said and done, this current wave of repression is really a defensive response against U.S. aggression, which caused shortages and made ordinary Cubans angry enough to complain, even though they had previously expressed “popular support for the governing Communist Party despite economic hardship.”

Kurmanaev and Lopez do actually quote some dissidents and ordinary Cubans. Yeah, to give the impression of “balance.” And they actually do seem to suggest that this wave of repression is a bit nasty. But, when all is said and done, this sudden and atypical bout of repression is an understandable reaction to American aggression. Yeah. Read the whole article and hunt for more buried gems from Castro, Inc.’s Ministry of Truth, especially those that relate to Trucutú Díaz-Canel and the hope he had engendered in the Cuban people and in good and wise people around the world.

So, watch out, Trucutú, you need to read this article, Señor “Presidente.” It seems as if El Niuyortain has slipped and inadvertently revealed that the Ministry of Truth is trying to undermine you. As you know, El Niuyortain is the best source of information on what the Central Committee of Castrogonia’s Communist Party wants the world to think.

From Granma North:

Detained protesters in Cuba could get up to 30 years in prison as they face the largest and most punitive mass trials on the island since the early years of the revolution.

Prosecutors this week put on trial more than 60 citizens charged with crimes, including sedition, for taking part in demonstrations against the country’s economic crisis over the summer, said human rights activists and relatives of those detained.

Those being prosecuted include at least five minors as young as 16. They are among the more than 620 detainees who have faced or are slated to face trial for joining the biggest outburst of popular discontent against the Communist government since it took power in 1959.

The severity of the charges is part of a concerted effort by the government to deter further public expressions of discontent, activists said. The crackdown also dashed lingering hopes of a gradual liberalization under President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who in 2018 replaced Fidel Castro’s brother Raúl to become Cuba’s first leader from outside the Castro family since 1959.

“What reigns here is an empire of fear,” said Daniel Triana, a Cuban actor and activist who was briefly detained after the protests. “The repression here doesn’t kill directly, but forces you to choose between prison and exile.”

For six decades, Cuba has lived under a punishing U.S. trade embargo. The Cuban government has long blamed the country’s crumbling economy solely on Washington, deflecting attention from the effects of Havana’s own mismanagement and strict limits on private enterprise.

Cuba exploded into unexpected protest on July 11, when thousands of people, many from the country’s poorest neighborhoods, marched through cities and towns to denounce spiraling inflation, power outages and worsening food and medicine shortages.

The scenes of mass discontent — shared widely over social media — shattered the idea promoted by the Cuban leadership that popular support for the governing Communist Party endured, despite economic hardship.

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9 thoughts on “Surprise! New York Times reports on repressive sham trials in Cuba, blames U.S.A.”

  1. This is neither new nor even remotely surprising, but it is still profoundly contemptible. But yes, it is par for the course. There must be some circle in hell with space reserved for those who practice such perversity, even if they actually believe what they’re saying, though I’m by no means convinced that they do.

    Lord, the revulsion.

  2. My fondest possible wish for López is that he be Spanish (which would certainly fit) or “Latino,” not Cuban. Lord knows there are far too many disgraceful and shameful Cubans already.

    • Good detective work Asombra. And what makes Lopez more detestable even is that he’s gay:

      “A graduate of Melbourne University and the University of Oxford, Oscar is currently developing a book project examining the history and current crisis of the disappeared in Mexico. Oscar lives in Mexico City with his husband Joseph and his dogs Disco and Gus.”

      Not that being gay is detestable, but rather that as a gay he, especially he, should not be shilling for the Cuban tyranny that has such a horrible history persecuting the LGBTQ community albeit Mariela’s alleged sympathies for that regime, but then again, maybe Lopez will become the new NYTs Latrino face for Cuba. It seems that the other one [that hideous Colombian who wrote so much crap] might have reached the end of his usefulness. Remember, Cuba experts have a short shelf life. Since they have to shill so much for the regime, it gets to the point after a while that they lose all credibility. It can be likened to defending Ted Bundy or Jeffery Dahmer.. You may be able to write a convincing article for them once or twice, but as the numbers of bodies rises and they continue to kill people, your shilling for them loses effectivity and you lose credibility. Which is why these Cuba experts/journalists are constantly recycled..

      • Well, at least he’s not a Cubanoid. The NYT, of course, is oblivious to the irony of using a Russian to pull this shit, but maybe it found it amusing, as it surely knew it would offend “those people” even more. However, it can always find such “experts,” that’s for sure.

      • As for López being gay, that hasn’t stopped plenty of others, including Cuban ones. Every LGBTQ person is definitely not like Reinaldo Arenas.

  3. Good detective work Asombra. And what makes Lopez even more detestable is that he’s gay:

    “A graduate of Melbourne University and the University of Oxford, Oscar is currently developing a book project examining the history and current crisis of the disappeared in Mexico. Oscar lives in Mexico City with his husband Joseph and his dogs Disco and Gus.”

    Not that being gay is detestable, but rather that as a gay he, especially he, should not be shilling for the Cuban tyranny that has such a horrible history persecuting the LGBTQ community albeit Mariela’s alleged sympathies for that community, but then again, maybe Lopez will become the new NYTs Latrino face for Cuba. It seems that the other one [that hideous Colombian who wrote so much crap] might have reached the end of his usefulness. Remember, Cuba experts have a short shelf life. Since they have to shill so much for the regime, it gets to the point after a while that they lose all credibility. It can be likened to defending Ted Bundy or Jeffery Dahmer.. You may be able to write a convincing article for them once or twice, but as the numbers of bodies rises and they continue to kill people, your shilling for them loses effectivity and you lose credibility which is why these Cuba experts/journalists are constantly recycled..

  4. You know, it’s true that if leftist didn’t have double standards, they’d have none at all. We’re all excruciatingly familiar with the non-Cuban Cuba “expert” phenomenon, as well as the occasional “expert” who’s Cuban but just happens to be glaringly, uh, compromised, like the so-called López-Levy agent, I mean person. The left has zero problem with this situation, because (surprise!) it’s behind it. However, just to give one example, some woke movie critic recently objected to Desi Arnaz being played by a Spaniard rather than a Cuban actor (I also objected to the Spaniard who got the part, but not because he was Spanish). Like, WTF?

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