The Boston Globe, 12/29/2013

Cuban blogger, "citizen Yoani," at the UN

“She came in through the visitors’ entrance after passing the security check. …As we walked fast and through successive security points, I told her the Cuban government had blocked our plan and we would have to improvise. We agreed it did not matter, she was at the UN and she was going to speak regardless. Just minutes before, I had read on my phone that the tantrum had played out at the highest levels; Cuba’s Ambassador had filed an official protest asking the UN Secretary General to call off the “grave attack.”

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THE VATICAN'S SILENCE AMID CUBA'S ATROCITIES

THE MIAMI HERALD
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012
BY MARIA C. WERLAU

During his recent visit to Cuba, Pope Benedict said nothing about the Castro brothers’ victims. This is not surprising. For decades, the Church has been silent about most of their regime´s worst crimes in a quest to preserve influence and advance its mission in totalitarian Cuba.

One atrocity stands out in that it involved the Church directly. On January 2 nd  1981, three brothers -Ventura, Cipriano, and Eugenio García-Marín, 19, 21, and 25 respectively were executed after seeking asylum at the Vatican´s Havana embassy (nunciatura). (…)

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