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Rewarding the Dictator

A press champion

This week in Cuba: Cuban officials have declined to renew a reporting visa for a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Gary Marx, saying that his stories have been "negative." The reporter has been ordered to leave Havana pronto.

And...bedridden dictator Fidel Castro has received a press freedom award. Um. Uh. I guess...in the bizarro world. Maybe the Latin American group that gave Castro this award should talk to, oh, one of the two dozen journalists in Cuban jails? Just a thought.

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