MIAMI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Anti-Castro activists say the release of top Cubans' cellphone numbers on the Internet spotlights the growing weakness of the Havana government.
A Miami Web site this fall has been posting scores of cellphone numbers of what it calls "the darlings of the dictatorship," which Miami's El Nuevo Herald said Sunday was an unprecedented development in a nation with such a culture of security.
Followers of the Web site Cuba Uncovered were also impressed. One reader contributed a post saying, "Technology is going to destroy them."
El Nuevo Herald said the newly released data included notables such as Castro's daughter, Deborah, and Machado Ventura, Castro's second-in-command at the ruling Council of State.
While it appeared unlikely anyone in the government was being plagued by prank calls, the cell numbers enable activists to send text messages to top officials whenever there is a crackdown on political dissent within Cuba.