By Francisco Acevedo
HAVANA TIMES – A couple of weeks ago we talked about the disappointment of Cuban singer-songwriter Amaury Perez with the Cuban government, according to him because they do not promote his music. One more who apparently gets off the boat when they “step on his foot,” as they say in good Cuban, in reference to the one who only protests when they lose some privilege.
This week the spotlight went to the TV presenter and YouTuber Edmundo Garcia, a lifelong weathervane character, who is now sailing, also apparently, against the Revolution.
This is a person who became famous in Cuba as a host of programs at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT), always related to art, who was a collector himself and that is why he had a prior clash with the Government. To the point that he left the country accused of trafficking works of art.
Upon his arrival in the United States he also worked on television and his image was of a moderate counterrevolutionary, until later he began his personal projects attacking the US embargo and defending the Cuban regime.
Over time it was learned that it was not for free. He had a nervous breakdown and went to live back on the Island for a couple of years. However, there he was not of much use to the government, rather he was a burden, and they sent him back into exile, according to him. He said with the mission of putting an end to the new influencers who are the nuisance of the dictatorship.
“I’m coming to bury them,” Edmundo proclaimed to the four winds, but he ended up with his tail between his legs when upon returning he realized that no one believed his story, and therefore no one sponsored him. Then the Cuban Government itself turned its back on him. He then made a bitter live broadcast in which he said goodbye to the social networks or at least stopped doing his usual program (because with 20 pesos you can’t do a direct, accordin