Cuban Intellectual Expelled After Attacking Corruption
Posted on Jul 3, 2010
Cuba’s Communist Party has reportedly expelled an esteemed intellectual, Esteben Morales, for writing a “bombshell article” accusing senior officials of corruption. Morales was stripped of his membership in the party and has since disappeared from public view. —JCL
Esteban Morales is said to have been “separated from the ranks” of the party over a bombshell article, which accused senior officials of looting the state before it crumbled.
The Playa Municipal branch of the party has stripped Morales of his membership and the historian, a frequent commentator on state television, has disappeared from public view, the Havana Times reported.
Morales broke taboos with an article in April that criticised unnamed, greedy apparatchiks. “It has become evident that there are people in government and state positions who are preparing a financial assault for when the revolution falls,” he wrote on the website of the state National Artists and Writers Union of Cuba.
Universidad de la Habana
Esteban Morales, a professor at the University of Havana, has written extensively on Cuba’s relations with the U.S.