Former US inmate's wife decries exclusion from Cuba congress

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Former US inmate's wife decries exclusion from Cuba congress
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2013 file photo, Rene Gonzalez, right, holds a child dressed as Eleggua, a Saint in the Yoruba religion, next to his wife Olga Salanueva, as they march on the 15th anniversary of the arrest of five Cuban agents in Havana, Cuba. Salanueva, whose husband was a Cuban intelligence agent imprisoned in the United States for 10 years, has written an unusual public complaint that her husband wasn’t chosen as a member of the National Assembly. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

HAVANA (AP) — The wife of a Cuban intelligence agent imprisoned in the United States for 10 years has written an unusual public complaint that her husband wasn’t chosen as a member of the country’s parliament.

The open letter posted on Facebook by Olga Salanueva is a rare example of open dissatisfaction with Cuban political decisions by a loyal supporter of the system.

She’s the wife of Rene Gonzalez, one of five intelligence agents considered national heroes for their operations against Cuban exile groups in the U.S.’

She complains that only two of the five were listed as candidates for the National Assembly, calling that “a great injustice.”

Assembly candidates are chosen by commissions of people from government-affiliated groups. They then go to a “yes” or “no” general election vote.