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Snowden eyes countries with spotty record on rights for shelter from US

Cuba http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Politics/castro_raul_soldiers.jpgSnowden was originally booked on a flight from Moscow to Havana on Monday morning, though he apparently missed that connection and may still be in Russia. Cuba is notorious for its treatment of both the media (actually, the country doesn't tolerate a free media at all) and political dissidents. The Cuban government, now run by Fidel's brother Raul Castro, has near-total control of the media. As summarized by a recent Freedom House report, "the government considers the independent press to be illegal and uses agents to infiltrate and report on unauthorized outlets." Private bookstores are banned. The Internet is controlled, and access is limited. Even academic material is restricted by the government. Cuba's record on political dissidents is similarly shoddy. While recently releasing a group of high-profile dissidents, and forcing many into exile, the Raul Castro government increasingly has used short-t...

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