Cuba Says Crackdown on Opposition Necessary to Protect Socialist System
By Anita Snow Associated Press Writer
Published: Apr 10, 2003
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba defended the quick trials and heavy sentences given to 75 dissidents this week, saying increased hostility from Washington forced it to protect itself from a U.S.-backed opposition working to undermine the island's socialist system.
Like Butch the Bear said, "Whatever..." I am sure the undercover agents of the state, posed as journalists, are feeling mighty proud of their contribution to the revolution. I for one will be interested to see how this plays with the more "liberal" voices of Democracy here in the on-line universe.