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Conditions in Cuba for Pan Am Games

What Julie Cart neglected to mention in her article of July 31 (“Havana Did It With No Frills”) is that all the construction for the Pan Am Games was finished in time with the use of slave labor. Perhaps not slave labor as Americans are used to hearing about, but a subtle type that degenerates the human spirit even more. This slave labor is brought about by the government, by the use of threats of job loss, jail and death.

It is very difficult to believe that anyone here would be naive enough to believe that the labor was “volunteer.” Wake up, American media, and start telling the truth about the plight of millions who suffer unconscionable repression on that island.

MARGARITA DE FLORES

San Bernardino

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