No Admittance to Cuba (Cartoon feature)
By Xel2 (El Toque)
HAVANA TIMES – Some of you are aware of the events that occurred this past week with Cuban journalist Karla María Perez Gonzalez. She was arbitrarily denied entry to her country after being forced to study her career abroad. These types of violations of the rule of law, proclaimed by our constitution, only expose the rusty gears with which our system operates.
The Foreign Ministry gave a press conference to justify the prohibition. Between an obvious manipulation of the information, habitual accusations of a media show and soft blows, they wanted us to believe that a young journalism graduate constitutes a threat to our national security.
This is not an isolated case; it shows to what extent Cubans rights are violated. Political discrimination exercised against those who do not coincide with the party/government line.
Apparently, journalism done outside of official institutions and divergent ideas are like garlic and crucifixes for a certain class of vampires.
Wimar Verdecia Fuentes
6 thoughts on “No Admittance to Cuba (Cartoon feature)”
Dan you don’t seem to read the comments well. This is about Cuba and Cubans not the USA. If the more progressive US congresspeople and the Democrats in general can’t get rid of the embargo how the hell are Cubans going to. They can only deal with their country. Passively accepting the disastrous status quo for another god knows how many years, or actively work to improve. The status quo, without any rights or opportunity for critical participation, leaves everything up to the Communist Party. And frankly, when it comes to agriculture and many other aspects of the economy, they are a royal disaster.
It would be like you in Canada not doing anything to improve your country because of the US influence. And how much weight does Canada have in decisions of the US Congress? Maybe even less than Cubans.
It’s pretty simple Mr. Imperialist. Take the gun away from the head of the Cuban Government and loosen the rope around it’s neck, and THEN see how it treats criticism. I love the way these Cuba bashers hold Cuba to such exacting standards when it comes to human rights, but are willing to completely look the other way when other governments, which have absolutely none of the pressures which Cuba has been dealing with for 60 years, treat their citizens much worse than Cuba does.
Daniel, this woman went to Costa Rica university after she was expelled from the Cuban university for her opposition to the dictatorship and now after graduation she want to go to her own country and you think it’s perfectly alright that a government have the power to ban it’s own citizens because she is not on your side. Very logical, and understandable coming from the radical left. But please. Dear Daniel calling a 62 years old dictatorship “Revolution” on a comment is a little obsolete, smell dated.
Wow, that’s great logic Daniel. It would be great if all jouranlists who don’t toe the US government line, be it under Trump or Biden, be banished from the country. The justification could be that Russia is meddling.
You seem unable to look at the issues facing Cubans without discussing the US. That really belittles Cubans own efforts and struggles. It’s like the Cubans don’t even exist for you, except for those that toe the party line. Your motto is obviously the enemy of my enemy is my friend no matter what they do to their own people. What profound thought!
Between 1947 and 1989, the United States had covert regime change programs to overthrow the governments of 68 countries. Count em’. One of the biggest budget items in these programs was always journalists. So gaslight all you want. The fact is, the United States still wants to see the Cuban Revolution go, and it uses every tool at it’s disposal. At least the Cuban “indy journalists” don’t end up full of lead like their counter-parts in “Democratic” Colombia or Honduras.
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