4. DIS­SI­DENT’S DEATH AC­KNOWL­EDGED

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - WORLD WATCH -

State me­dia re­ported the death of a jailed dis­si­dent hunger striker on Satur­day, ac­knowl­edg­ing four days af­ter the fact a story that most Cubans had al­ready heard through word of mouth. Writ­ing in the Com­mu­nist Party daily Granma, a gov­ern­ment es­say­ist ac­cused op­po­si­tion groups and “forces of the coun­ter­rev­o­lu­tion” of mak­ing a mar­tyr out of Or­lando Za­p­ata Ta­mayo when he was ac­tu­ally a com­mon crim­i­nal.

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