Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Expelled from Cuba, Richard Valeriani, 28, an Associated Press newsman, was ordered to leave following his arrest Monday by Cuban militiamen."
Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The arrest of a reporter in Fidel Castro's Cuba could almost be amusing if it were not for the tragic overtones it implies for freedom of the press. I was arrested Saturday night with Cuban photographer Tony Ortega by an agent of the prime minister's military intelligence. The agent had monitored my dictated account of a riot at Havana's International Airport, and after I had completed my dictation he placed me under arrest."