Saturday, September 12, 2009

Paging Oliver Stone

Juan Tomayo of the Miami Herald reports on Cuba’s use of scent samples and tracking dogs to repress political dissidents. The scent repository is modeled on one kept by the communist East German Stasi. The techniques are described this 2003 article by one Rafael Hernández de la Torre that reads like a parody of a scientific paper. Unfortunately it’s no joke—innocent people may be suffering the horrors of the Castro regime’s prisons thanks to Hernandez’s flimsy pretext of “odorología criminalística.”

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