Paging Michael Moore: Cuba Won't Let Boxing Team Travel to U.S. for Fear of Defections

Anyone who follows the MSM knows that Cuba is a virtual paradise. A land of free health care, universal literacy and low infant-mortality rates where, as Andrea Mitchell has explained to us, kids don't care about freedom and the only big problems are those caused by the U.S. Yes, Cuba is the sort of place no one would ever want to leave. Certainly not to go to live in the United States, where, as everyone knows thanks to Michael Moore's "Sicko," health care is so bad that 9-11 heroes are forced to seek help from Havana.

And yet . . .

According to AP: Defection fears to keep Cuban boxers at home
Cuba won't send a boxing team to the world championships in Chicago, heeding Fidel Castro's fears about future defections after two fighters abandoned their teammates during the Pan American Games.
"We will not expose anew a Cuban boxing team to the abuses and provocations that in this case will be present in Chicago, American territory, the perfect location for marketers and traffickers to act freely and with the total complicity of U.S. authorities," the Cuban Boxing Federation said Wednesday.
"Abuses and provocations." Commie-speak for the lure of freedom and opportunity.

Wonder how the MSM will explain this one away?
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.