Friday, December 17, 2004

AP Wire | Cuba Erects Sign Linking U.S. and Fascism

AP Wire | Cuba Erects Sign Linking U.S. and Fascism: "HAVANA - Cuba responded Friday to U.S. diplomats' refusal to take down Christmas decorations by putting up a huge billboard in front of the U.S. Interest Section emblazoned with a swastika and showing photographs of Iraqi prisoners being abused by American soldiers.
The billboard, put up overnight, had a large swastika in red and the word 'fascists' covered with a 'Made in the U.S.A.' stamp. It sat prominently on the Malecon, Havana's coastal highway, facing the mission's offices.
An American diplomat in Havana speaking on condition of anonymity said Friday that the torture of prisoners at Iraqi Abu Ghraib prison has been reported and discussed openly, and that those responsible are being prosecuted.
'On the other hand, the Cuban government does not allow a single word of dissent in its media, jails those who dare espouse different ideas and has not allowed (anyone) to visit Cuban political prisoners since the late 1980s,' the official said."


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