The Deadly Proclamation

proclamaSix years. So much and so little has happened. Of the seven names mentioned in that “Proclamation of the Commander in Chief to the People of Cuba” only three remain unharmed.  As if the text was not only news of Fidel Castro’s illness but also a curse that would fall on those mentioned. José Ramón Balaguer, whom the ailing leader appointed to head up the National and International Public Health Program, would leave this branch of the ministry in mid-2010. Faced with the death from starvation and cold of dozens of patients at the Havana Psychiatric Hospital, the unconditionally loyal functionary was passed to another post, perhaps to avoid ending up in court. Another of those mentioned, Carlos Lage, dramatically lost his position as Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers. Assumed by many analysts as a possible successor to the Cuban “throne,” his ouster was a hard blow to those who were betting on a reformist line within the government itself.

And what to say about Felipe Pérez Roque? Who in that announcement – read several times on the night of July 31, 2006 – was assigned to manage the health, education and energy programs. Only twenty months had passed and already he was accused of having become addicted to “the honey of power.” The spell of the Proclamation was having a contrary effect… instead of sealing the ascent it certified the fall. The same finger that had pointed out these men as faithful choices to carry on his work, later identified them as traitors. The old maxim that proximity to power is as lucrative as it is dangerous, exemplified in a short space of time. Another of the mentioned, Francisco Soberón, president of the Central Bank, would also be replaced; he would leave by the back door to write his memoirs, some said; to avoid public punishment, said others.

Only three of the names mentioned in that foreboding text remain untouched. One of them is José Ramón Machado Ventura who has become the second in command. Nor has Estaban Lazo been ousted, because he learned well the lesson not to let his own light shine too brightly. And the third of the “survivors” is Raúl Castro himself. Principle beneficiary of the “proclamation/will,” the former Minister of the Armed Forces also has been the most cursed. Because his account now carries not only his own sins but also those inherited from his brother: delayed reforms, massive layoffs, the invasive marabou weed that continues to run wild,  cuts in the basic ration basket, and that damned glass of milk that never materializes on our tables – no matter how many times it is promised – along with a long list of et ceteras. It would not surprise me to hear a new proclamation any day now, in which the General-President delegates his duties to someone who carries the same name. The next damned president of our national history.

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18 thoughts on “The Deadly Proclamation

  1. And here’s ANOTHER BRILLIANT POST FROM DAMIR:

    This from the cre** s in the usanian nazist gulag who write for this traitor and terrorist without brain:

    “Because his account now carries not only his own sins but also those inherited from his brother: delayed reforms, massive layoffs, the invasive MARABOU WEED THAT CONTINUES TO RUN WILD…”

    THE FACTS ARE AGAIN IN STARK CONTRAST WITH WHAT THESE DELUSIONAL NAZISTS WOULD WANT THEM TO BE.

    The facts are that marabou is being cut as fast as the exports allow. It is converted into a coal and exported to Europe (mainly).

    http://www.lademajagua.co.cu/index.php/economia/8154-exportan-carbon-vegetal-en-granma-cuba

    No, it is NOT going to solve the problem over night, but it IS addressing it. To eradicate it to a manageable level would require resources a country exausted by the embargo, which was recognised even by all dissidents in Cuba as the fact of life, simply doesn’t have right now.

    It is very easy to claptrap and demand this and that. The fact of life is that Cuba does NOT have the money for everything to address and solve YESTERDAY, as teh terrorist and a traitor pretends here to demand (being just a bum piece to her white “gods”).

    Where should the money come according to this loser and a puppet? Come on the team “yoani”. Answer this question if you dare. From your modern Jugoslav apartment, filled with the latest furniture and electronics (laptops, LCD TV, audio system components, etc in your “impoverished” Cuba) send us your economic construction for eradication of maraby yesterday.

    Or how about internet for all!!!???

    How would you finance it if you were in charge of Cuban national bank, and without the access to most of the international investments due to teh nazist EMBARGO!!!!???

    Yeah, as if the coward would know what to say… They do not teach them economics in philology course in Cuba, communist bas***ds…

  2. Doesn’t the fascist faction have anyone but Capiro? Even he must be bored out of his mind–assuming he has one which is a big assumption–with all the tripe he writes. Must not have a job; probably sopported by the U.S.I.S.

  3. The octogenarian Castro brothers will reap what they sow; they sow murder and destruction and that is what they will reap. After 53 years of the brutal Castroit tyrannical military regime, the Cuban people soul is still alive and well, and their desire for freedom couldn’t be eradicated. In a near future they will break the chains of slavery of the evil Castro brothers’ monstrous regime and be free again. Rest in peace Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero.

  4. Another brilliant post from Damir!

    Through your hysterical imitation of a raving psychotic Fidelista, you have perfected an ingenious style of mockery and ironic comment. Nobody can take seriously the anti-dissident Castro propaganda line which you so deftly satirize.

    Keep it up!

    You are just joking, right? I mean, nobody could be that deranged, right?

  5. The know-it-all is off his meds and posting. Why is a clitoris disgusting to you Damir? Your mommy has one.

  6. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Cuba must stop ‘cat-and-mouse game’ with political activists- August 2, 2012

    The Cuban authorities must end their ongoing harassment of political and human rights activists, Amnesty International said today after a former prisoner of conscience was released following his latest arrest and detention in a police station for 36 hours.
    José Daniel Ferrer García, coordinator of the organization Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unión Patriótica de Cuba, UNPACU), was set free on Wednesday, two days after police arrested him in the eastern province of Holguín.

    He was not charged with any crime. His family had no idea of his whereabouts until he was returned home by the authorities on Wednesday afternoon.
    Ferrer’s latest arrest follows three days he spent in detention after being arrested in Havana in February 2012 and a 27-day detention for “public disorder” in Santiago de Cuba two months later. These repeated, short detentions are in line with apattern of harassment by the Cuban authorities against UNPACU members and other political dissidents.

    “The latest arrest and short-term detention of José Daniel Ferrer García continues the Cuban authorities’ cat-and-mouse game with political dissidents and human rights activists,” said James Burke, Campaigner on the Caribbean at Amnesty International.

    “This practice – used as a form of harassment and intimidation to repress legitimate, peaceful activism and freedom of expression – must come to a halt.”

    UNPACU was formed in mid-2011 as an umbrella group of Cuban dissident organizations in and around the province of Santiago de Cuba who seek democratic change by non-violent means.

    Since its creation, the Cuban authorities have used arbitrary detention and other measures to harass and intimidate its members. One member, Wilman Villar Mendoza – whom Amnesty International named a prisoner of conscience – died last January on a hunger strike to protest his four-year prison sentence after a summary trial.

    UNPACU coordinator Ferrer García served eight years of a 25-year jail sentence for his political activism before being granted conditional release in March 2011.

    He was among 75 Cuban dissidents arrested during the so-called “Black Spring” crackdown in March 2003. Amnesty International adopted all 75 as prisoners of conscience after they were jailed for the peaceful expression of critical opinions of the government.

    Ferrer García was among those targeted in part for his participation in the Varela Project, which called for a national referendum on democratic reforms in Cuba.

    Following his conditional release last year, police in Santiago de Cuba re-arrested Ferrer García on 2 April 2012 along with 42 other activists – most of them UNPACU members.

    All the rest were set free, but police held Ferrer García on a “public disorder” charge for a further 27 days, before releasing him on the condition that he renounce his political activism.

    Following his release, José Daniel Ferrer García told Amnesty International that the authorities had arrested him to prevent him from travelling to the capital, Havana where he had planned to hold meetings with other government critics who are peacefully seeking greater respect for civil and political rights in Cuba.

    He said the ongoing campaign of harassment would not deter him or his colleagues from continuing with their activism: “Our goal in Cuba is to establish true rule of law in Cuba where freedom of expression, freedom of association – all fundamental freedoms – are respected, and until we do so, we will continue our peaceful struggle.”

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/cuba-must-stop-cat-and-mouse-game-political-activists-2012-08-02

  7. THE “NEW MAN & ATHLETE” FROM CUBA LIKES TO BITE IN ORDER TO WIN! THIS IS THE SECOND BITING INCIDENT CREDITED TO A CUBAN ATHLETE IN THE LONDON OLYMPICS, THE FIRST WAS IN THE WOMEN’S CATEGORY ON MONDAY!

    LA PRENSA: Cuban judoka Despaigne disqualified for biting opponent
    London, Aug 2 (EFE).- Cuban judoka Oreydi Despaigne was disqualified Thursday from his men’s -100kg bout after biting opponent Ramziddin Sayidov of Uzbekistan with 30 seconds remaining in a round-of-16 contest he was winning.

    With the Cuban half-heavyweight up on the scoreboard with one waza-ari versus two yukos for his opponent, the Uzbek extended his hand to grab the flap of Despaigne’s kimono but misjudged the move and put a finger in the Cuban’s mouth.

    Sayidov complained that Despaigne had bitten him and the judges decided to disqualify the Cuban.

    “I tried to talk to the judges and I told them (Sayidov) put his hand in his mouth. They told me ‘no,’ that he bit him. How is he going to bite him? This has never happened in judo. I’ve been in this for 40 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Justo Noda, Despaigne’s trainer, said.

    A dejected Despaigne also expressed his displeasure with the decision while making his way to the locker room.

    “I feel good about how I competed but disappointed at this injustice. He stuck his hand in my mouth, he split my lip. Look! It’s still swollen,” the Cuban said.

    Despaigne, who had received a bye in the first round, was eliminated from the competition because judokas who lose prior to the quarterfinals cannot compete for a bronze medal in the consolation bracket.

    The Cuban was a silver medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games and a bronze medalist at the 2010 and 2007 World Judo Championships.

    SF CHRONICLE: ‘I was bitten’: Greek competitor alleges biting in judo loss to Cuban opponent.- On Monday, Greece’s Ioulietta Boukouvala lost her opening-round 57-kg match to Cuba’s Yurileidys Cobas, and Boukouvala charges that in the heat of battle, Cobas bit her on the hand. Greek sports websites quoted Boukouvala, 28, as saying that officials should have taken action.

    http://blog.sfgate.com/olympics/2012/07/30/%E2%80%98i-was-bitten%E2%80%99-greek-competitor-alleges-biting-in-judo-loss-to-cuban-opponent/

  8. In 1996 Sebastián Arcos testified before the Human Rights Commission of the UN in Geneva, (http://www2.fiu.edu/~fcf/bergnes.html), where he said: “Or the Cuban government recognizes itself guilty of criminal negligence in my case, or it recognizes itself guilty of an attempted premeditated homicide against my person. Out of the group of 6 political prisoners liberated by the Cuban government after the requests of France Libertes, only two enjoyed good health. In addition to my own case, Reinaldo Figueredo has cancer in his vocal chords, Luis Enrique Gonzalez Ogra has pancreatic cancer, and Ismael Salvia Ricardo is nearly blind.” Sebastián passed away in Miami in December of 1997 at 65 years of age.

  9. HERE’S A REAL

    D E A D L Y P R O C L A MA T I O N

    NEW SCIENTIST, ISSUE 28 JULY, PAGE 37;

    “THE AGE OF INEQUALITY” ARTICLE, SUBTITLE: THE RICHEST 1% CONTROL A HUGE PROTION OF WEALTH – WHAT DOES THAT MEA FOR

    Y O U R

    H E A L T H!!!!!!!!!!

    WH ARE THE RICH BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!!!

    BECAUSE THEY CONTROL THE FOOD PRODUCTION CHAIN AND THEY ARE FORCE-FEEDING YOU WITH

    R U B B I S H

    SO THAT THEY CAN GET RICHER AND YOU CAN GET OBESE AND DIE.

    T H A T IS THE T R U E FACE OF WHAT THE TEAM “yoani” WANT FOR CUBANS TOO

    THEY JUST WANT TO BE CASTROS AFTER CASTROS AND GET FILTHY RICH, KILL EVERYONE ELSE THEOUGH “FREEDOM” AND JUNK FOOD WHICH THEY WILL CONVINCE CUBANS REPRESENT A “PROGRESS” – IT CERTAINLY WILL BE THEIR DARK AND HORRIBLE FUTURE IF THEY FALL FOR IT- AND SHARE THE PARADISE THAT CUBA COULD BE WITH THEIR WHITE “gods” WHO WILL COME TO SMOKE CUBAN CIGARS, DRINK CUBAN COFFE, OWN THE CUBAN LAND AND HAVE A WAY WITH THE CLITORISES OF CUBAN WOMEN, AS CONFESSED BY THE TEAM “YOANI” IN THAT DISGUSTING POST ABOUT CLITORIS RECENTLY.

    AS THE PIN-UP TRAITOR AND A TERRORIST ALREADY SHOWS, THEY DO HAVE ALREADY FUN WITH THAT LAST BIT.

    BUT THEY STILL WANT MORE…

  10. Paya was killed by his own cronny, the Spanish ultra-right political apparatchik, the pioineers screaming their lings out for the team “yoani” fall from one fiasco into another, their copy and paste nonsense changes the tone as the truth comes to light, the team “yoani” wonder equally confused between the “issues” and Cuban “reality” that is there for all to see yet the pin-up granny who is supposedly sitting in the midst of it cannot even begin to grasp!!!

    Laughable stock whos e orders do come from cia, nazist usanian dictatorship and all those white “gods” willing to pay for these losers to say ANYTHING against Cuba.

    The problem here is that the pin-up granny simply cannot say anything bad, so these white “gods” must also come up with an army of writers back home to write soemthing that the traitor and a home-grown terrorist who wants to be a Castro after Castros, can pretend to have written.

    It’s a story of a fool advising a fool how to cross the river without drowning, standing next to a bridge…

    I am still waiting for answers on some preguntitas I posted so many times for the team “yoani” to answer, but they are cowards and still are aviding me.

    What are they affraid of?

    The truth.

  11. BRONZE IN THE OVERALL MEN’S COMPETITION, THE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS ARE YET TO COME! 4 MORE TRIES AT GOLD!

    USA TODAY: Danell Leyva rallies for bronze in men’s all-around – By Kelly Whiteside,

    “It’s big. To represent all the Cuban immigrants who came to this country for a better life,” Alvarez said before arriving in London. “It’s possible. This is the land that opens the door for anyone.”
    As Leyva landed his dismount, he raised one arm and let out a scream that could be heard from London to his hometown of Miami, or so it seemed. Meanwhile, Alvarez was erupting on the sideline, jumping up and down, running back and forth. Leyva waved to the crowd, did a gentle bow and then disappeared into a giant bear hug from his stepfather. Alvarez pointed to the sky. The coach and the son’s long journey ended on the podium.
    “The Olympics is literally something you dream about since you are little,” Leyva said. “Getting a bronze is one of the happiest moments of my life, for now.”
    Born in Cuba, Leyva was so severely asthmatic, his mother knew she had to leave the country to get proper treatment. His family fled Cuba when he was 1½ years old and eventually landed in Miami.
    “It’s big. To represent all the Cuban immigrants who came to this country for a better life,” Alvarez said before arriving in London. “It’s possible. This is the land that opens the door for anyone.”

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/gymnastics/story/2012-08-01/london-olympics-mens-gymnastics-all-around/56655906/1

  12. It sounds like the main problem in Cuba is that the same people have just been in power too long. There needs to be a younger generation ruling in Cuba, to bring in fresh ideas. The world has evolved, but Cuba’s policies are still way behind.

  13. DEFAMATION, INNUENDO AND OUTRIGHT LIES ARE THE FAVORITE TOOL BY THE CASTROFASCISTS WHEN CORNERED IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD CUMMUNITY!

    BBC NEWS: Cuba car crash fallout turns focus on dissidents’ funds – By Sarah Rainsford

    Communist-run Cuba bans all opposition parties and routinely dismisses vocal government critics as mercenaries, sponsored to subvert the revolution.

    But the latest revelation about Mr Paya receiving overseas money appears to have sparked a new government campaign to discredit dissenters and warn them that Cuba will not permit any kind of Arab Spring to spread here.

    It began on Monday when one of the survivors of the car crash, Jens Aron Modig, was brought to speak to journalists at an official news conference in Havana.

    Mr Modig is a member of Sweden’s Christian Democratic Party.

    Still in police custody, he admitted he had travelled to Cuba twice to deliver money to Mr Paya and “share experiences” with young political activists.

    Mr Carromero, a member of the youth branch of Spain’s governing Popular Party, is still being held as an investigation into possible murder charges continues.

    After a week behind bars, Mr Modig was promptly released and flew home the next day.

    Cuba has been busy using his statement to make its point about dissidents ever since.

    “They are vulgar agents paid, supplied and instructed by the government of the United States and its allies. They betray their country for cash,” was the view of a lengthy editorial in the Communist Party newspaper Granma on Tuesday.

    “Paya’s death is tragic, but it led to a revelation that undermines his standing,” believes Stephen Wilkinson, editor of the International Journal of Cuban Studies.

    Many dissidents argue that they accept foreign support because they are barred from jobs in a predominantly state-controlled economy; others see no reason to refuse help if they are acting according to their own principles.

    Mr Modig’s confession has sparked a wave of official reports of what the government styles as foreign-backed plots to foment an uprising.

    On Tuesday night, TV viewers were shown excerpts from interviews with young Mexican men who recounted being sent to Cuba in March to disrupt a visit by Pope Benedict.

    The Mexicans named well-known Cuban dissidents they said they had been instructed to contact and call “onto the streets (… to) take over churches to demonstrate against the government and show that it is oppressing Cuban citizens”.

    The report alleged that they were recruited by Cuban exiles in Miami but arrested before the Pope arrived in Havana. Their confessions were apparently held back for an opportune moment.

    But the strong reaction may also suggest a degree of concern.

    Tuesday’s Granma editorial talked of attempts to deliver 10,000 mobile phones to the island and distribute information about the Arab uprisings online.

    “They are probably worried about that,” opposition activist Antonio Rodiles, who was detained at Mr Paya’s funeral and held for 24 hours before being released without charge.

    But Mr Rodiles believes Cuba is far from any similar uprising.

    It is a view shared by diplomats in Havana. Internet access remains very limited even in the capital – a recent seminar on using social networks like Facebook and Twitter attracted just a few dozen activists – and dissident groups, they say, remain divided and heavily infiltrated by state security.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19075435

  14. SENATE HONORS CUBAN DISSIDENT OSWALDO PAYÁ, CALLS FOR IMPARTIAL THIRD PARTY INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH – Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously approved S. RES. 525, a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá, who died in a July 22 car crash in Cuba. The resolution was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Bill Nelson (D-FL).

    US SENATE RESOLUTION: S.Res. 525: A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas.- 112th Congress, 2011–2012. Text as of Jul 24, 2012 (Introduced). Mr. NELSON of Florida (for himself, Mr. MENENDEZ, and Mr. RUBIO) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

    RESOLUTION Honoring the life and legacy of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as.

    Whereas, on Sunday, July 22, 2012, 60-year-old Cuban dissident and activist Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as died in a car crash in Bayamo, Cuba;

    Whereas, at a young age, Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as criticized the communist government in Cuba, which led to his imprisonment at a work camp on Cuba’s Isle of Youth in 1969;

    Whereas, in 1988, Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as founded the Christian Liberation Movement as a nondenominational political organization to further civil and human rights in Cuba;

    Whereas, in 1992, Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as announced his intention to run as a candidate to be a representative on the National Assembly of Popular Power of Cuba and, 2 days before the election, was detained by police at his home and determined by Communist Party officials to be ineligible to run for office because he was not a member of the Communist Party;

    Whereas, in 1997, Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as collected hundreds of signatures to support his candidacy to the National Assembly of Popular Power, which was rejected by the electoral commission of Cuba;

    Whereas the Constitution of Cuba supposedly guarantees the right to a national referendum on any proposal that achieves 10,000 or more signatures from citizens of Cuba who are eligible to vote;

    Whereas, in 1998, Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as and other leaders of the Christian Liberation Movement created the Varela Project, a signature drive to secure a national referendum on ‘convert[ing] into law, the right of freedom of speech, the freedom of press and freedom of enterprise’;

    Whereas, in May 2002, the Varela Project delivered 11,020 signatures from eligible citizens of Cuba to the National Assembly of Popular Power, calling for an end to 4 decades of one-party rule, to which the Government of Cuba responded by beginning its own referendum that made Cuba’s socialist system ‘irrevocable’, even after an additional 14,000 signatures were added to the Varela Project petition;

    Whereas the Varela Project is the largest civil society-led petition in the history of Cuba;

    Whereas Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as bravely led the Varela Project at great risk to himself, his loved ones, and his associates;

    Whereas, in March 2003, the Government of Cuba arrested 75 human rights activists, including 25 members of the Varela Project, in the crackdown known as Cuba’s ‘Black Spring’;

    Whereas Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as’s dedication to freedom and faith earned him the Sakarov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament in 2002;

    Whereas Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as received the W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award from the United States National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in 2003;

    Whereas Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Vaclav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic, in 2005; and

    Whereas President Barack Obama stated, ‘We continue to be inspired by Paya’s vision and dedication to a better future for Cuba, and believe that his example and moral leadership will endure.’: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the Senate–

    (1) recognizes and honors the life and exemplary leadership of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as;

    (2) offers heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as;

    (3) praises the bravery of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as and his colleagues for collecting more than 11,000 verified signatures in support of the Varela Project;

    (4) in memory of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as, calls on the United States to continue policies that promote respect for the fundamental principles of religious freedom, democracy, and human rights in Cuba, in a manner consistent with the aspirations of the people of Cuba;

    (5) in memory of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as, calls on the Government of Cuba to provide its citizens with internationally accepted standards for civil and human rights and the opportunity to vote in free and fair elections; and

    (6) calls on the Government of Cuba to allow an impartial, third-party investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Oswaldo Paya Sardin.AE6as.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/sres525/text

  15. The “accidental” death of Oswaldo Paya, a true leader, is a classic case of state murder. This is criminal state where its security apparatus is running wild. The Castros are old men near the end of the rope, but it would be much sweeter to see them deposed and repudiated before they go. They deserve a Gaddafi and Ceausescu type of end.

  16. I WONDER WHAT SHAKEDOWN THE CASTROFASCIST WILL PULL ON THE CURRENT SPANISH GOVERNMENT?? “LA CHINA” RAUL & “THE MUMMY” FIDEL ARE SUCH DRAMA QUEENS, BUT THEY ARE BAD ACTRESSES!!

    MIAMI HERALD: Spaniard close to vehicular homicide charge in Cuban dissident’s death

    A Spanish politician has been declared officially under investigation for vehicular homicide in the death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá, the newspaper Granma reported Tuesday. A Swedish man injured in the crash was allowed to leave the island and returned home.

    Granma reported that Angel Carromero of Spain was being held in “provisional detention” while under investigation for “homicide while driving a vehicle” — one step short of a formal accusation, according to Cuban lawyers.

    In a video shown at a government presentation in Havana on Monday, Carromero said his car lost traction when it hit a dirt section of road under repair and slammed into a tree. A government report Friday said he was speeding and failed to heed signs warning of the repairs ahead.

    Modig’s Youth League of the Swedish Christian Democratic Party announced he arrived in Stockholm Tuesday after more than a week in detention by Cuban immigration authorities and that he will hold a news conference Friday.

    Modig tweeted Tuesday that he was in Europe but gave no further details. “European soil under my feet. So nice!” he wrote.

    The El País newspaper, meanwhile, reported that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative government was “preparing for a long diplomatic crisis with Cuba” in which Carromero could become “an item to swap for something not yet known.”

    Foreign Ministry optimists in Madrid predict the Cuban government could pardon or expel Carromero in weeks, while pessimists say it could be months, according to the report. He also may be allowed to serve any sentence in Spain, it added.

    Spanish diplomats in Havana have cautioned that a trial for Carromero could be up to six months away, according to news dispatches. Alan P. Gross, a U.S. subcontractor arrested in Havana on Dec. 3, 2009, was put on trial in March 2011. He was sentenced to 15 years for endangering the island’s national security by delivering satellite telephones to Cuban Jews.

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reminded his Madrid counterpart, José Manuel García-Margallo, in a chat last week that Carromero is an official of the ruling Popular Party and broke Cuban laws by entering as a tourist even though he planned to meet with dissidents.

    Cuba has outlawed U.S. government assistance to dissidents, saying it is designed to topple the communist system. The conservative Christian Democratic and Popular Parties provide assistance to pro-democracy groups around the world.

    The Granma report did not mention that Payá won the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize in 2002 or that his relatives in Havana were the most outspoken in alleging that another car, presumably driven by State Security agents, caused the fatal crash.

    Instead, it blamed the allegations on Miami and issued a melodramatic defense of the Cuban government.

    “Only the most vociferous of the annexationist Mafia in Miami accused Cuba of having carried out a political assassination,” it said, adding that the official report Friday on the cause of the crash “shut the door to the infamous insinuation.”

    “The immaculate story of a Revolution that triumphed and has been defended for half a century without a single extrajudicial execution, without one disappeared, one torture, one kidnapped, just one terrorist act, is well known,” it added.

    CLICK LINK FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE!

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/31/2923717/spaniard-close-to-vehicular-homicide.html

  17. SOME INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE OFFICIAL OSWALDO PAYA “ACCIDENT” VIDEO RELEASED BY THE CASTROFASCISTS ! THEY ARE THE FOLLOWING AND YOU CAN LOOK AT THEM YOURSELVES!!

    THE FAMOUS EVER CHANGING TREE
    1. In the video @ 2:15 & 2:37 minutes there is a photo of a tree with damage on its trunk with bushes around it but then at 5:00 the tree shown has no damage at all, no tall bushes, thicker trunk and different looking overall and finally it appears again in its smaller version with damage to its trunk! There is also another picture on the BBC article with this title, you can copy and paste the title to reach it!

    BBC NEWS Cuba: Oswaldo Paya’s accident caused by ‘driver error’

    THE DIFORMED BUMPER THAT DISSAPEARED!
    2. At the beginning of the video the car is shown with the front bumper all mangled and twisted out on both sides but at 5:00 minutes the front twisted bumper has disappeared. It is obvious that the car has been tampered with due to the fact that it lost its bumper! Was it moved there and the bumper was torn off due to the hauling?

    WHY NO PHOTOS OF Oswaldo Pay & Harold Cepero
    3. Interesting that at the beginning of the video the four passengers are identified with their location but while showing pictures of Angel Carromero & Jens Aron Morig there are no pictures to identify Oswaldo Pay & Harold Cepero!! Fear of the Cuban people and others to identify with them as victims and to keep their faces out of the eyes of the Cuban people!

    YOUTUBE: CUBADEBATE: Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas: Testimonios sobre el accidente- Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas: Testimonies about the accident.

    TOO MANY INCONSISTENCIES ABOUT THIS VIDEO EVIDENCE DONT YOU THINK SO? WORTH A LOOK BY AN INDIPENDENT INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF EXPERTS!

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