Wednesday, March 25, 2015

‘CubaSí’ accuses ’14ymedio’ of “contaminating” the new platform of Cuban blogs

'CubaSí' accuses '14ymedio' of "contaminating" the new platform of Cuban
blogs / 14ymedio
Posted on March 24, 2015

"Mercenaries in service to the US blog on Cuban platform"

14ymedio, Havana, 23 March 2015 — The government information portal
"CubaSí" regrets, this Monday, the presence of "mercenaries in the
service of the United States" on the new blogging platform
"Reflections"launched last week by the Cuban government. The author of
the article, M.H. Lagarde, angrily cites the blog opened on this
platform by 14ymedio, which has found a way to reach Cuban readers on
the Island's servers with the contents of the independent digital
newspaper since its creation in May of 2014.

In his article, Lagarde accuses 14ymedio of having "contaminated" the
platform with "counterrevolutionary propaganda," although, at the time
of its release, the government portal explained that it had no
"restrictions with regards to themes addressed in the blogs and users
interested in the service."

"The fact undoubtedly ranks as the first provocation realized by Cuban
mercenaries in the face of the Summit of the Americas to be held in
April in Panama, where by the express desire of the Government of the
United States there will be active participation of the reduced Cuban
'civil society' that responds to its interests," Lagarde writes.

"According to the imperial perspective, [Yoani Sánchez] and her team of
'journalists' of 14ymedio play an important role in the so-called war of
the fourth generation based on the use of new technologies. The function
of these groups has been, so far, to serve as media mourners who
encourage and justify sanctions and invasions against the countries that
are not liked by the United States," he adds.

Lagarde provides as "proof of the faith the current American
administration has in its puppet Yoani Sanchez," the visit of Secretary
of State for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson to the digital
newspaper's headquarters during her first trip to Havana this last January.

While most of the readers' comments in CubaSí support Lagarde's
diatribes, several dare to disagree. Oscar Sanchez, for example, is
blunt: "As a Cuban citizen, Yoani has the right to an opinion. No one
has the only right nor the absolute truth." And Heru added, "I believe
in respect for diversity and, if they open a blog on Reflections, they
are completely within their rights, I don't see why so much fuss and

For his part, Rafa opens the door to dialog, in his way, "We are not
afraid, they confront our ideas with those of the adversary, traitor and
puppet of the empire." And Yosbel Marin, more combative and
intransigent, expressed his suspicions toward his co-religionist: "M.H.
Lagarde, with this article, will just publicize 14ymedio. Why? Naivety
or intentional?"

Source: 'CubaSí' accuses '14ymedio' of "contaminating" the new platform
of Cuban blogs / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba -

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