The star of the Miami Herald's Cuba section, Mr. Juan O. Tamayo, is working hard as usual. I wonder sometimes how hard it is for some people who are "experts" to keep going without worrying about their inconsistencies as they slant reality in a direction somewhat off to the realm of storytelling. The Herald works hard to keep it's readers in this false reality.
Today he decided to play church people against church people. Typical nonsense. That's how the game is played in the Miami wonderland. Of course he refers to comments made to El Nuevo Herald by what he calls "Cuba's most outspoken priest." A priest who is outspoken, why? Because he speaks the words that somewhat fit the storyline of the two Heralds. On top of that he chooses to speak to the news outlets most hostile to the Revolution. What about the storyline that people who speak out face "consequences?" Let's not focus on a silly detail like that though, that's not the point he tries to make in this article. The reason the Herald needs to find a "rebel" priest is that one of the bigger stories coming out of the island over the past year or so is that the Catholic Church appears to be taking a more cooperative role on the island. Ever since the Pope visited Cuba years ago, reactionary Miami has scrambled to figure out a response to this. Since hating the Pope, along with Nelson Mandela, was making them look ridiculous, they decided that a different approach would be necessary. A major part of the propaganda the Miami crowd had used in it's long and fruitless campaign against Cuba had been the "suppression" of religion. Had the Church not been actively working with the self-proclaimed enemies of the Revolution at the beginning, things may have been different. The "rebel" priest speaking to the Herald stated how Cardinal Ortega has "more access to the people who hold power" and how "it reflects an advantage for both the Cubans and Catholics."