Thursday, August 13, 2009

YouTube sensation lands in Cuban jail


A Cuban man whose drunken rant about hunger has been seen by more than 300,000 YouTube viewers is in jail, Cuba Encuentro reports.
Juan Carlos González Marcos, nicknamed Pánfilo, reportedly faces two years in prison. I don't have details of his case or the accusations against him. According to some accounts, Gonzalez is accused of "dangerousness," which in Cuba means that authorities fear he'll commit a crime.

Original YouTube video of Pánfilo
Follow-up interview in which Pánfilo says he doesn't want to get into trouble with authorities, but worries about going to jail.

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