Friday, March 10, 2006

Misunderstanding Free Speech at the World Baseball Classic

From the WSJ:

Last night Cuba's baseball team walloped the Netherlands nine, 11-2, at the World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico's Hiram Bithorn stadium. But the biggest flap came in the stands, as a spectator held up a sign saying "Down with Fidel" that was visible to TV viewers, including those watching from Cuba. The sign's appearance caused Angel Iglesias, vice president of Cuba's National Institute of Sports, to rush over and confront the man; Puerto Rican police then intervened and hauled Mr. Iglesias off to a police station for a talking-to about free speech. Today Cuba's Revolutionary Sports Movement urged Cubans to demonstrate in Havana, charging that U.S. and Puerto Rican authorities were involved what it called "cynical counterrevolutionary provocations."

Cuba Libre!

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