Cuba FM blames US media for Libya violence

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 2:56 PM
Cuba FM blames US media for Libya violence

Cuba's foreign minister has accused U.S. media of inciting violence and military aggression in Libya, where forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have launched a bloody crackdown on protesters that has left hundreds dead.

Bruno Rodriguez says press reports out of the North African country have been contradictory, and he accuses unnamed North American politicians and media groups of contributing to the bloodshed.

Rodriguez sent a statement to journalists on Wednesday saying that "some North American politicians and media groups are inciting violence, military aggression and foreign intervention" in Libya. He says he hopes for a peaceful solution to the conflict.