Llorente is an independent dissident – an opponent of communism and the Castro regime without being a member of any dissident organization – and has repeatedly protested against his government by displaying an American flag in public. Support for the “empire,” the United States, is tantamount to “counterrevolutionary,” and thus criminal, activity in Cuba. Llorente was arrested in May 2016 for a short period after welcoming the first American cruise ship to sail to Havana since the Revolution with a U.S. flag and shouts of “yes we can,” the campaign slogan of then-President Barack Obama. At the time, Llorente said he waved the American flag because “I use whatever flag I want because I am free.” … [Read more...] about Nearly a Year Later, Man Who Waved U.S. Flag in Cuba’s May Day Parade Still Not Free
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Brennan was not alone in criticizing the move. The leaders of the United Kingdom, France and Germany issued a joint statement expressing “regret and concern.” In Iran, one lawmaker said “Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues,” and members of parliament burned a paper version of an American flag and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal. … [Read more...] about Former CIA Chief John Brennan: Trump’s ‘Madness Is A Danger To Our National Security’
A year later, Llorente ran in front of the beginning of the May Day parade, before a host of international news cameras and government broadcasts, waving his U.S. flag. He has said in prior interviews that he views the American flag as a symbol of freedom and respect for humanity and is proud to identify morally with the United States. Such sentiments are a crime in Cuba, where children are taught at a very young age to hate the “imperialist oppressors” 90 miles north. … [Read more...] about Cuba’s May Day Protester Freed as He Quotes Jefferson, Demands His U.S. Flag Back
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In Paris, about 30 celebrants broke into a drug store on the Champs-Élysées and proceeded to steal bottles of wine and champagne. Police attempted to disperse the crowd around midnight, English-language publication The Local reported. Youth responded by throwing rocks and bottles at officers, who then deployed water cannon and tear gas. … [Read more...] about Two Die in France During World Cup Celebrations