Journalist Critical of U.S. Government Accused of Spying
M.H. Lagarde – Cambios en Cuba – español
English translation: Machetera
Vicky Peláez, the Peruvian journalist who writes for the Hispanic newspaper El Diario/La Prensa in New York, is among 10 people arrested under the accusation of presumably working for undercover Russian agents in the United States.
Authorities confirmed that Peláez was arrested along with her husband, Juan Lázaro, on Sunday at their residence in Yonkers, a suburb of New York City. Continue reading
Telesur (Caracas) – José Pertierra: “The United States would prefer to see Posada Carriles dead rather than extradite him.” – español
José Pertierra, the lawyer representing Venezuela in the case of the extradition petition for the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, says that the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a biological solution for the case. The solution is to prolong the trial, because “the more time that passes, the more probable it is that he’ll die and do away with the extradition case.”
“That’s why, at every opportunity, the prosecution asks for a delay, because the solution they’re seeking is a biological solution; they’d rather see him dead than extradited. It’s not that they want to kill him, but they know that he’s an elderly man and the more time that passes, the more probable it is that he’ll die and do away with the extradition case,” he said in an interview granted to teleSUR. Continue reading
Posted in Cuba, Cuban Five, Terrorism, Venezuela
Tagged Adriana Perez O'Connor, Bodeguita del Medio, CIA, cubana de aviacion, gerardo hernandez, habeas corpus, Hernan Ricardo, Hotel Nacional, ladies in white, luis posada carriles, Osama Bin Laden of Latin America, santiago alvarez, Trinidad, tropicana, u.s. interests section
Because that’s what the Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Michael Parmly, has been for years and clearly the State Department has finally taken note. It must have been so frustrating all this time to have had no better source on possible U.S. friendly “dissidents” inside Iran besides the cultish PKK people outside Iran – you’d have thought they’d have figured out the Interests Section gig a little sooner. Well, better late than never.
Now, inquiring minds want to know…will the Interests Section in Tehran also have a Times Square type scrolling electronic bulletin board where the U.S. can broadcast propaganda? Will it have Internet dedicated computers inside the building that are off limits to U.S. citizens but reserved for Iranians who’d like to enthrone Reza Pahlavi? Will the Interests Section hold training courses in U.S. style propaganda (a.k.a. “journalism”) for Iranians who are willing to write anti-Iranian articles? Will they set up videoconferences so that Bush can talk directly to his Iranian followers? (They evidently exist in Cuba, so why not Iran?) Will they put Santa and his reindeer in lights on the front of the building at Christmastime? Just so Iranians can get into the shopping spirit too?
And what’s this about direct flights between the U.S. and Tehran? Aren’t they getting a little ahead of themselves? The least they can do is keep those flights off limits to U.S. citizens, and only let Iranians go once every three years, if they ask really nicely.