There was an interesting mention yesterday in Radio Miami’s Max Lesnik’s section where he becomes El Duende (translated as something of an unruly ghost). During the minutes long report from beyond the tomb (as he likes to say), El Duende reports of rumors regarding writer and Miami Herald columnist Carlos Alberto Montaner. If you will remember, not too long ago in this same blog space, I called Montaner a “believable liar.” As I wrote then, “I have yet to see him in a media appearance where he doesn’t make up something along the way. He quotes statistics and studies that were never conducted — and people believe him. He has more information from inside Cuba than most anyone I know. Yet, he’s not been inside the island in years and from the BS he handles I doubt he really knows anybody inside Cuba. He must make it up along the way…”
It turns out, and again I must emphasize this is rumor and I am simply citing a report from El Duende, the Obama administration is busy checking out all monies being spent by the U.S. government directly related to propaganda against Cuba. You’ve heard of these folks — from Radio and TV Marti to the many (right here in Miami) who ended up with Godiva chocolates, leather jackets and who knows what else, all bought with money that was supposed to go to Cuban dissidents. This happened a few years back.
Apparently, from what El Duende tells us, and he insists it’s rumor, one of the persons who has received bad news from the U.S. government is Carlos Alberto Montaner… like I said not too long ago, “A believable liar.”
Alvaro F. Fernandez