Another infamous tool of the Castro dictatorship has died. The death of propagandist and censor Luis Pavon Tamayo brings the total to two death announcements in as many days. Once again, the Grim Reaper proves too powerful for even the evil of the Castro regime.
Castro’s Most Prominent Censor Dies
One of the Cuban dictatorship’s most prominent censors, Luis Pavón Tamayo, 83, died this weekend.
Pavón presided over Castro’s “National Culture Council” in the 1970’s that led the Stalinist-type censorship and purging of some of Cuba’s greatest artists and literary minds, including José Lezama Lima y Virgilio Piñera.
Under his watch, writers and artists were harassed, expelled from their jobs and imprisoned, accused of “being homosexuals.” Many were forced into exile.
Rock’n’roll and long hair were banned on the island.
Time is running out for Castro’s clique.