[Marxism] U.S. government spying on supporters of Cuba

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 30 14:30:29 MST 2006

Back in January, the government arrested (and imprisoned) Florida 
International University Professor Carlos Alvarez and his counselor wife, 
Elsa Alvarez, on charges of spying for Cuba (or, technically, being 
"unregistered foreign agents").

Now there's a new development -- it has been revealed that the government 
had planted a bug in their bedroom (!), and wiretapped their phones, for 
years (!). Were they plotting terrorist attacks? Stealing military secrets? 
Not even close. "The couple...are suspected of reporting on the exile 
community and its leaders to Cuban leader Fidel Castro's government." Not 
reporting on classified government activity. Not reporting on U.S. military 
secrets. Reporting on the actions of private citizens (or, more accurately, 
allegedly reporting on).

More details and links here:

Walter...fumigate your bedroom!

Levity aside, this is a very serious implicit attack on anyone who dares to 
show support for the Cuban revolution. For their "crime" these two people 
remain in jail.

Eli Stephens
  Left I on the News

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