Cuba’s Communist government has signaled a crackdown on the use of black-market satellite dishes, just over a week after ailing leader Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished power to his brother.
The Communist Party newspaper Granma on Wednesday warned that the dishes, which many Cubans use to watch Spanish-language television programs from Miami, could be used by the U.S. government to broadcast subversive information.
“They are fertile ground for those who want to carry out the Bush administration’s plan to destroy the Cuban revolution,” said the newspaper, the official voice of the government. Such an article in Granma usually signals that action is on the way.
The article also decried the “avalanche” of capitalist advertising in commercial television programs.