Former Spy Arturo Lopez-Levy See Precedent in First “No” Vote By a Cuban Parliamentarian 7

Former Spy Arturo López-Levy

Former Spy Arturo López-Levy

By Chris Simmons

The Associated Press shredded what little remaining credibility it still held by breathlessly announcing “Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted “no” in parliament.” It’s fawning non-news story went on to report that Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, voted “no” on a labor bill she felt failed to provide adequate protection to HIV patients and members of the LGBT community.

Equally eager to obliterate his integrity, former Directorate of Intelligence (DI) officer Arturo Lopez-Levy, opined that Mariela Castro’s symbolic vote might “open doors for other important initiatives.”

In contrast, Cuban historian Carlos Alzugaray noted simply that the event marked the first “no” vote in the history of revolutionary Cuba’s National Assembly.


  1. Sorry, but the historian Carlos Alzugay ignored that many cuban members of the Parlament vote no many times, for example I remember Alverides Barban vote no for the Cuban Economy Dollarization, the former Secretary of the National Asambly Dr. Faustino Perez voted NO 7 consecutives times in 1982 and Castro against the Family Legal Codic and the impact provoced a high blood preasure attack and very upset Fidel Castro against Faustino Perez;, Gullermo Garcia voted no in public and direct transmission for the TV from the State Council resolution to kill four member of Cause Number One in 1989.
    Alverides Barban, Deputy for Boyeros Municipal Electronic Industry never more returned to his house. He was my friend.

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