Granma: Cuban News and Propaganda Analysis for the Period, 1-31 December 1984.
JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIV
Pagination or Media Count:
During December 1984, the editors of the Cuban newspaper Granma -- the authoritative publication of the Communist Party of Cuba -- allocated 34 percent of its total space to international news and comment. The United States was the primary subject of the space devoted to international news with 27 percent of the foreign coverage. Since Granmas editorials, feature stories and news items are carefully selected and orchestrated to reflect the propaganda goals and objectives of the Communist Party of Cuba, over half of all the critical news coverage in Granma severely attacked the policies of the Reagan administration. The primary Cuban propaganda themes about the government in Washington, and events in the United States emphasized the following areas U.S. MilitaryPolitical Hegemony Yankee Imperialism. The lack of human rights and freedom for minorities and immigrant groups in the United States. The Arms Race, Militarism and the Geneva Talks. This is translated collection of abstracts from the civilian newspaper for one month. The headlines, slogans and abstracts from Granma indicate the overall scope, tone and substance of Cuban propaganda pertaining to the U.S..
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