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Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami [latest of 4 Cuban defections]
Miami Herald ^ | September 21, 2012

Posted on 09/22/2012 4:56:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The news editor of the official Cuban daily newspaper Granma defected a week ago during a business trip to Mexico and is now living in Miami.

Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, 27, traveled to Mexico authorized by the paper’s executive editor and with the full knowledge of other Cuban officials and the elite in charge of the government media, according to a report published on the website Café Fuerte.

Cuevas’ defection is a new blow to the regime’s news and propaganda operation. In recent months, at least four other members of the Cuban media also decided to ask for asylum in the United States and the United Kingdom.

......Reinaldo Escobar, an independent journalist, said in Havana that Cuevas’ defection is one more case of people who, “for a long time,” had a favorable position toward the regime.

“I don’t condemn her for having left, but it can be uncomfortable for people there (Cuban exiles) to graciously accept her arrival and her claim that she is now part of them.”

Cuevas was an outstanding student in the Lenin Vocational School. She studied journalism in the University of Havana and graduated with honors in 2007. A year later she joined the Granma team. In 2009, she wrote one of her first reported projects titled “Steel horses inspired by Girón (Bay of Pigs).”

“The tank forces departed from Havana to the place of the invasion with a courage that toppled mountains,” Cuevas wrote in Granma. “That’s how they joined the fight of the people and how they defeated the enemy that since then continues to lie in wait in all of our paths.”

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; cuba; granma; statemedia
She sounds like a promising new hire for Obama's state media?
1 posted on 09/22/2012 4:56:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

‘Bama, call in the SWAT teams, these four traitors to the revolution need to be rounded up and shipped back to Cuba!

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 5:22:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Maybe she pretened to socialist enthusiasm until they trusted her and there was an opportunity to leave ?

The problem with rule by fear is that no one can be trusted.Such systems will inevitably collapse,but not before causing untold human misery.


3 posted on 09/22/2012 7:30:22 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham
The problem with rule by fear is that no one can be trusted

Sort of the feeling that permeates and is being promulgated by this administration.

4 posted on 09/22/2012 7:53:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Welcome to America. Please show us, in deed and action that you are one of us.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 8:35:27 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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