Sanders’ Co-Chair Refuses To Condemn Cuba, Venezuela Regimes on Univision

NewsBusters | 7/9/2019 | Staff
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Carmen Yulín Cruz, the radical separatist Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, made yet another appearance on Univision’s Sunday political affairs show Al Punto.

Watch as Cruz, national co-chair for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, minimizes host Jorge Ramos’ recent arbitrary detention in Venezuela while attempting to dance around her failure to denounce the brutal dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela:

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RAMOS: I don’t understand why you don’t want to criticize Cuba or Venezuela when we broadly know that (we’re talking about) two dictatorships where human rights are violated, where there are political prisoners, where there is no freedom of the press.

CRUZ: There were political prisoners...the last political prisoner from Puerto Rico was released on January 17th, 2017.

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RAMOS: Of course, OK, so I know that you don’t want political prisoners in Puerto Rico, But can you say the same, then, that you don’t want political prisoners in Cuba or Venezuela.

RAMOS: I get what you’re saying but wanted to see how far you wanted to go there, and I understand that that’s the limit, right?

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CRUZ: Complicated, to say the least...we in Puerto Rico endure that complicated experience on a daily basis as a colony of the United States.

RAMOS: We’ll end on that note.

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CRUZ: We’ll end on that note.

First of all, it is painfully clear that there are limits to Jorge Ramos’ “contrapoder (opposite of power)” gimmick, and that Ramos is really only interested in standing opposite of power he doesn’t like. We’ve seen recent examples of that, for example, with his overly deferential coverage of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ramos’ coverage of Cruz is no different, going back to his enabling embrace of the mayor’s media showboating in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria; equal parts anti-Trumpism and dead-end separatism.

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That, incidentally, is the shortest answer as to why Cruz won’t denounce Cuba and Venezuela-...
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