The war against Jose

Down in Cuba, life goes on.  The Cuban economy is a mess and the state media is attacking José Daniel Ferrer, the famous activist and political prisoner. This is from the Miami Herald: Amid an international campaign for the release of a dissident, Granma, Cuba's Communist Party newspaper, dedicated an unusual editorial on Wednesday to attacking the country's best-known political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer, and the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Under the governments of Fidel and Raúl Castro and their current successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel, the names of very few dissidents and members of the opposition have ever appeared on state media, an attempt to deprive them of public visibility.  But the intense international campaign, with calls from Amnesty International, regional organizations and politicians from several countries to release Ferrer, seems to have forced the government to respond with...(Read Full Post)
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