Friday, February 4, 2011

Viva el Cubaleaks (II)

Bloggers, exiles, plan to overthrow Castro, leaked online video says   BY JUAN O. TAMAYO

Cuban bloggers like Yoani Sanchez and young exiles who reach out to their counterparts on the island are part of a U.S. campaign to overthrow the Castro government, according to a secret Cuban video posted on the Internet.

The video also alleges Washington launched a secret effort in 2008 to create 10 wi-fi points around the island that would have allowed up to 250 computers access to the Internet through satellite telephones -- totally independent of Cuban government controls.

The nearly one-hour video appears to be of a secret June 2010 lecture on the Internet's dangers to the revolution, delivered by an Internet expert to an audience of men and women in military uniforms -- likely Armed Forces or Interior Ministry officers.

Its content largely repeats the Cuban government's allegations that independent bloggers and groups like Raices de Esperanza -- Roots of Hope, an organization of young exiles that has been establishing contacts with youths in Cuba -- are part of a U.S. campaign to undermine the Castro government.

Perhaps more surprising is the appearance on the Internet of what is clearly a secret lecture to Cuban security officials.

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The video appears to have been first posted on the Internet by a person identified as Black Coral. It was also posted by the Spain-based blog Penultimos Días.
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