No, it wasn’t a baseball player. But Babalu Blog is reporting that an editor with Cuban TV who was traveling with the baseball team has indeed defected.
Another one reaches freedom. Wonder when the remianing 11 million will reach freedom. Best of luck to the defecting editor, Yuri Boza.
Babalu Blog has a blogburst today about the World Baseball Classic and Cuba’s sadly enslaved baseball team. The post is pegged to the top of the page and it includes a song parody of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” a special graphic and this:
Cuba is one of the few countries in the world that prohibits its citizens from leaving without government permission, a violation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Because Cubaâ€™s athletic teams compete internationally the participants are constantly shadowed by members of Cubaâ€™s state security apparatus. The primary objective of Cuban state security is to prevent defections which embarrass the Castro regime and deplete the country of athletic talent. In Democratic countries like the United States this presents a perverse situation where Cuban athletes are basically deprived of their rights to move freely.
As Babalu Blog notes, the MSM could care less about this. Pretty ironic about how the left and the Castro regime whines loudly about a US prison–Guantanamo–on Cuban soil while nobody seems to give a rat’s behind about a Cuban prison that travels the world.
As you can see, I’ve added some new toys to Castro Death Watch, Twitter and Twit Pics. They’ll allow me to post pictures and more right away, regardless of whether I’m at my computer or not, in the event THE big event takes place (or is announced) when I can’t get to my computer.
“Honey of power” reason Fidel Castro’s cronies were sacked http://tinyurl.com/dk9qbj
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