The Havana Billboard War

In Havana, Cuba vs. the US Billboard Competition

The American entry:

Usbilboardhavana
Usbilboardhavana

The Cuban entry:

Havana_abu_ghraib_billboard
Havana_abu_ghraib_billboard

Advantage: Cuba

HAVANA, Dec 17 (AFP) – Cuba on Friday put up pictures of US soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison across the street from Christmas decorations at the US mission that highlight Cuban dissidents.

An enormous billboard put up on the road in front of the US special interest section offices said: “Fascists Made In USA”.

Cuba complained this week to the chief US representative in Havana, James Cason, after the mission put up Christmas decorations which included a neon 75 — a pointed reference to 75 Cuban dissidents detained by the communist authorities last year.

UPDATE: A reader requested more detailed pictures of the Cuban billboard, saying that the ones being shown in the US media are oblique shots that obscure the pictures and message, so here they are, from the Sydney Morning Herald and the UK Telegraph. (click to enlarge)

Fascistscubabillboard
Fascistscubabillboard



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Cuba_billboard_abu_ghraib