In the article "La verdad y la razon" (The Truth and The Reason), the daily states that over 900 reports and 120,000 messages were published on the internet on July 22 about an unfortunate traffic accident that occurred that day, in which two Cubans died and two young men, one from Spain and another from Sweden, were injured.
"Only the most vociferous from the annexationist Miami Mafia have accused Cuba of having carried out a political murder," the paper says, noting that U.S. Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the Department of State, and the spokesman of the Chilean Presidency were among those requesting "a transparent investigation."
Granma recalled that a press release from the Interior Ministry published on July 27, put such insinuations to rest, with irrefutable testimonies by experts and eyewitnesses, including the two foreign men involved in the tragic accident.
"The immaculate history of a Revolution that triumphed and has been defended for 50 years without a single extrajudicial execution, without a single disappeared, tortured, kidnapped person, without a single terrorist action, has been well-established," the text states. It also reiterates that it is not Cuba, but the United States, which holds a disgraceful record when it comes to political killings and extrajudicial executions.
There is also abundant evidence that the U.S. government is continuing its policy of "regime change" in Cuba, through its economic, political and media blockade and subversion against the island. Granma pointed out that the media-financial monopoly, which has a tradition of defaming Cuba, presented the events by concentrating on extolling the so-called "freedom fighters" without the least respect for ethical guidelines or the loss of human lives in the incident.
"The sun cannot be blocked out by a single finger: despite (foreign media) censorship and manipulation, it is well known that, in our country, the counterrevolution has always been and is mercenary. They are vulgar agents that the U.S. government and its allies pay, supply and train. They betray their country for few cents," the article states.
The most interesting thing in the disproportionate press coverage is that it ignores the real objective of the visit to Cuba of the two European politicians injured in the accident.
Granma explains that Angel Carromero Barrios, driver of the car, was not a Spanish tourist as claimed, but an Assistant Secretary of New Generations, the youth wing of the People’s Party in Spain, close to notorious anti-Cubans such as former President Jose Maria Aznar, and Esperanza Aguirre, president of the Madrid Community.
The other passenger was Jens Aron Modig, leader of the Swedish Democratic and Christian Party, emulating the ultra-conservative U.S. "Tea Party," and president of his Youth League, with links, among other anti-Cuban organizations, to the International Republican Institute and those who harass the Caribbean country from the US rightwing.
Barrios and Modig entered Cuba on July 19 with tourist visas, and secretly, in violation of their immigration status, engaged in purely political activities against the constitutional order, as part of an operation to finance the counterrevolutionary Christian Liberation Movement, presided over by Oswaldo Paya, one of the deceased in the accident.
Between 2009 and 2012 alone, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have received public financing valued at $75 million USD for subversive programs against Cuba, Granma notes.
Cuban President Raul Castro recently said that "the United States is unceasing in its effort to create a fifth column on Cuban soil and in the use of new technologies with subversive purposes."
The most reactionary and violent groups in Miami are unceasing in their incitements to "rebellion" against the government that the Cuban people have chosen freely and independently. They dream about destabilizing the country, creating conditions to repeat what occurred in Libya or Syria, in order to trigger a U.S. military intervention, said the paper. (PL)