Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Well, if Gerard Depardieu is against it....

This is curious. The Cuban government is cracking down on satellite TV (and no, that's not the Depardieu reference, but it'd be good enough for me). They're trying to prevent Cubans from picking up U.S. TV. Normally, the Cuban government cracks down whenever the U.S. puts the screws on, but this looks more like jittery nerves. They don't want the Cubans listening to people in Miami speculating about Fidel being dead, or speculation about dissention in the Cuban military or the Party, or any speculation about a post-Fidel democracy. More than Raul staying in hiding, this is a sure sign of nervousness amongst the Cuban leadership. (GD is down at the bottom of the linked story.)

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