|Nostalgia in Cuba|
FrontPageMagazine.com | February 10, 2006
Fidel Castro must feel that he has returned to his golden age.
The prevailing sentiment in
The economic performance of
Nevertheless, too a degree, Castro’s nostalgic ambitions to reclaim the clout attained after the Cuban Revolution – and the subsequent realization of the communist bridgehead in the
In a recent speech in
But is it truth that Castro is looking for? Fine, perhaps he can start saving the species by allowing a minimal degree of freedom of expression in his own revolutionary paradise. Let’s just examine a few recent examples from the last week or so.
Late last month the United States Interest Section in
However, Castro did not seem interested in the truth in this instance and called the news ticker an “outrageous act.” An American diplomat correctly identified to ABC News that “[o]nly a dictator would be upset.” This dictator was more than upset. As a Washington Times editorial noted, the Maximum Leader promptly ordered the obstruction of the news with Cuban flags littering the view of the ticker. By February 7, 138 black flags with white stars were flying in front of the ticker with the number chosen to match that of the Cubans supposedly by the
Another attempt to bring truth and transparency to
These examples of the duplicity of Castro’s government are only the latest. In this instance, the past need not be reexamined as the nefarious nature of the Castro regime has been more than adequately illustrated on these pages in the past. However,
On February 3, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited
At a recent gathering of many of those in the international community, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had to make a choice of whether to refer the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Security Council. The only three countries to vote in opposition to the referral were two of the three members of Latin America’s Axis of Socialism in Cuba and Venezuela, and the state sponsor of terror in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria.
As was noted by the British Broadcasting Corporation, shortly following the vote, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad thanked Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque – who happened to be visiting
Castro is once again finding that rogue regimes across the world with substandard relations with the
Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, the authors of the recent book The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World, note in that comprehensive work: “For Fidel Castro 1979 was a year of both economic failure and international triumph.” Despite
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