Shame on Brazil

Sending two Cuban boxers back to prison over a technicality instead of letting them find asylum in another country, such as Germany, where they had applied for such:

Two Cuban boxers who abandoned the Pan American Games were deported from Brazil because of problems with their visas and not political pressure from Cuba, Brazil’s justice minister said.

Justice Minister Tarso Genro said Thursday that police tracked down boxers Guillermo Rigondeaux and Erislandy Lara after the Cuban delegation made a formal complaint that the two had disappeared during the games last month, the government news agency Agencia Brasil said.

But he said the Cubans were deported according to the law because of visa irregularities.

Here’s a very telling piece of the article (emphasis mine):

“The Cuban government didn’t ask for anything,” Perez Roque told Folha de S. Paulo news agency, retracting a previous statement to the contrary.

Castro’s liars can’t even get their stories straight.

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