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Friday, June 16, 2006

Book Banning to Protect One World View

2006, United States of America. New York Times:

MIAMI, June 15 — A children's book about Cuba will be removed from Miami-Dade County school libraries because a parent objected to its contents, saying it contains deceptive information and paints an idealistic picture of life in Cuba.

The Miami-Dade School Board voted 6 to 3 on Wednesday to ban the book, "Vamos a Cuba," and its English version, "A Visit to Cuba," from its libraries, against the recommendation of two review committees and the school system's superintendent.

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