In the two days since they posted their surprising "taking a rest" message on Friday morning, the Cuban blogosphere has lit up with speculation about what went down in Matanzas.
As is her habit, Cuban blogger Yasmin Portales Machado has a witty and incisive post up at Havana Times giving her "take" on the "take down." (Spanish version here). Her comments of solidarity with LJC are especially important given that both she and her husband Rogelio have had at least one public spat with the boys at LJC in the past.
It was my own speculation that LJC's "rest" is the fallout from their increasingly critical tone in some of their posts. Likely the last straw for ever-vigilant big brother was a particularly harsh post on May 28, 2012, by Roberto G. Peralo. In it he zeroed in on the government's delay in granting open access to broadband on the island.
However, if you go to the LJC blog now, you WILL NOT find the offending post. Instead you will get this message. Entering the Orwellian world of the "memory hole," the message reads:
What follows are a series of screen shots of the cached file. But first, let me translate a few key passages from Roberto's prescient post: