Friday, April 20, 2007

Yeah, But He's OUR Terrorist

Miami residents are beginning to sound off on Luis Posada Carriles' arrival.

The South Florida papers, the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel are already loaded with commentary. The Sun-Sentinel's single article is counting 76 comments so far, each one a very interesting response. And, the Sentinel is mainly distributed in Broward County. The Miami Herald has done far more reporting and their article on Carriles's arrival is already loaded with 15 pages of commentary!

Local Spanish newspaper Diario Las Americas takes a whole different angle: they quote only Carriles supporters for their story. They title their article "Jubilation in the Cuban Exile for the Release of Posada Carriles." They quote Armando Perez-Roura (president of Carriles fan club), the Secretary General of Alpha 66, and of course Miguel "Bolivarian Youth Killer" Saavedra of Vigilia Mambisa.

But, today's most interesting feature comes from El Nuevo Herald (Miami Herald version aimed at Spanish speakers). Their reporter on Cuba, Wlfredo Cancio Isla, has an internet poll attached to his article. The poll asks: Is Posada Carriles a terrorist?

So far the results (from 736 votes) show that 59% say yes, and 41% say no.

[Photo by EFE/John Riley]


leftside said...

Just wanted to pop in and acknowledge your truly excellent blog. It really sets itself apart, already, from anything else I've seen on the web. Keep it up! I'll be adding your blog to my roll

Mambi_Watch said...

I'm humbled by your comments and kind words. I appreciate your support, especially from someone who keeps up to date on some issue in Latin America.

I will add your blog as well to my list and wish you continued motivation for your good work.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Since you are their champion, do you know whatever became of the unlamented "Bolivarian Youth." They appear to have fallen off the face of the earth (or, more likely, been recalled to Venezuela and posted elsewhere). They certainly didn't file charges for the "assault" as you and others pressed them. It was I who predicted that they would never voluntarily appear in a free court. And I was right, but that is no surprise to you.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

You are "humbled" by leftside's words. You have really lost it. As for his motivation it is the same as yours — propping up Castro. I would suggest that this is the beginning of a "beautiful" friendship."

Mambi_Watch said...

On your comments about the Bolivarian Youth, as far as I know the BY did press charges and are currently awaiting to see if the City of Miami Police Department found sufficient evidence to go ahead with pressing charges.

There's ample evidence, but the next move is the City's.

But, I'll will update you personally Mr. Tellechea, since you are dying to know.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

There is nothing to know. The cowards have backed out of the prosecution and are now far more circumspect when taunting Cuban octogenerians.