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Cuban prominent blogger detained in Cuba ahead of trial involving Spanish politician

Friday, October 5th 2012 - 20:38 UTC
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Cuba was reported to have arrested prominent blogger Yoani Sanchez Friday in a crackdown on dissidents as the vehicular manslaughter trial of a Spanish politician got under way here. Angel Carromero, 27 who runs the youth wing of Spain’s ruling Popular Party went on trial for the death of a prominent dissident, Oswaldo Paya, in a car crash near this town in eastern Cuba. Read full article


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  • reality check

    So how many of our SA bloggers admire Cuba, Guzz, you want to justify this?

    Oct 05th, 2012 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KenPrice

    “Freedom” in Communist (and some Socialist) countries means that you are free to do whatever pleases the ruling authorities. After 50+ years trying to create a model of socialist reality, Cuba is a failed state, dependent on one or another “sugar daddy” (Russa or Venezuela) for even the most basic needs. All Yoani has been doing is discuss the most basic problem of survival in daily life in todays Cuba, but the authorities can have none of that. They want to continue telling the populace that they live in a “paradise”. If it is, I have to think what hell is like!

    Oct 06th, 2012 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • hammerhead993

    Where is Comrade ProRG_American, Comrade Guzz, etc? Thoughts, ideas? I wish I had an image of a hammer and sickle to put in my post, but I'll request one from Comrade Chavez or Comrade Castro to see if they have one to send me.

    Oct 07th, 2012 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Long live Carromero, first Cuban national hero from Spain!
    I insist he should visit Cuba more often, I'll pay the rental car :)))

    Oct 07th, 2012 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #2 “They want to continue telling the populace that they live in a “paradise”. If it is, I have to think what hell is like!”

    Iraq or Afghanistan post “liberation” perhaps, or the Palestinian lands occupied by America's best friend Israel, or closer to home how about capitalist Haiti?

    Oct 11th, 2012 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KenPrice

    Let's see, Iraq was a dictatorship under Seddam, where people were routinely thrown off high walls as a means of execution. Afghanistan has always been a multiplicity of native tribes at war with one another, living on the growing of opium poppies. I have traveled to Cuba and Venezuela, and actually lived in Haiti for several years. Please don't try and tell me how well people live in failed states.

    Oct 11th, 2012 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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