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Radames Suarez wants us to know that the ongoing controversy regarding the ALA and oppressed librarians in Cuba has reached the pages of the Washington D.C. Examiner. An excerpt:
Librarians attending the American Library Association's conference in Chicago this week will hear a speech from that great man of letters Henry Winkler (a.k.a. "The Fonz"). But a bigger story involves who won't be appearing at the podium: Ramon Coles and Berta Mexidor, the co-founders of Cuba's independent library movement.
The ALA claims they did not apply to be speakers through the proper channels. But critics say the group's refusal to accommodate this brave husband-and-wife team is part of a broader hypocrisy on Cuba.