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24 de Enero del 2000

AUTHORITIES "COUNTERATTACK" CLANDESTINE VIDEO RENTAL BUSINESS. By Armando Anel, Cuba Free Press.

Havana.- Cuban police authorities last week began a drive to dismantle a clandestine network of video rentals, an enterprise that has enjoyed an unusual growth in the island's capital over the past two months.

"They are confiscating our movies," reported a source who wished to remain anonymous. "And in some cases they take our video equipment…They impose hefty fines on us as well as on the messengers who deliver movies to customers."

The police operation known as "CDR 2000" was announced by National Coordinator Juan Contino of the Defense Committees of the Revolution (CDR). At one of his attack operations, he was quoted as saying that parents are corrupting their children by allowing them to be exposed to North American influences.

According to what some observers told Cuba Free Press, it seems that the government's constant deployment of TV propaganda for two months in the Elian case has caused many people to turn to the videotapes for escape. The result has been an unprecedented increase in video rentals.

Armando Anel, Cuba Free Press.


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