Extendido plazo del gobierno de EEUU para comediantes sobre el castrismo
(ATM)-Attention all comic geniuses, you still have time to submit your plan for 10 comedy sketches aimed at lampooning the Castro brothers and other Cuban VIPs. (See “U.S. tax dollars for parodies of Cuban politicians“).
The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which runs Radio & TV Martí, extended the deadline for proposals to 3 p.m. Sept. 18.
Some anti-Castro activists support the idea of spending tax dollars to make fun of Cuban officials. Some others object.
In an opinion piece published today in the New York Times, Ernesto Londoño wrote:
The American government is looking for a comedy troupe to produce a “uniquely funny” variety show lampooning Cuban politicians and other public figures.
Why on earth would the Obama administration want to spend taxpayer dollars ridiculing Cuban politicians as the two countries are starting to normalize relations?
It turns out that even as a new era of engagement dawns, Congress continues to fund efforts that were centerpieces of a decades-long policy of sabotage and confrontation.
Here’s an idea: Kill it. The American government shouldn’t be in the business of commissioning political parody. Our policy toward Cuba has been a joke long enough. (En ATM)
-IMAGEN: Armando Roblán: NURI VALLBONA / THE MIAMI HERALD / sinembargo.mx