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Castro's False Claims of Success

Castro's False Claims of Success

It's true that many Latin countries are now governed by the left, but
few subscribe to the Cuban model.
By Jorge Castañeda | NEWSWEEK
Published Jan 3, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Jan 12, 2009

The Cuban revolution turned 50 years old last week, and its founder and
undertaker was still around to celebrate the anniversary,… Continue reading

The hellish mindset of Cuba-enthusiasts

From The Sunday Times
January 4, 2009
The hellish mindset of Cuba-enthusiasts
It is a rule of thumb that anyone given to praising Cuba under Castro is
a person of poor judgment
Minette Marrin

Cuba – what a word to conjure with. And what nonsense people have used
it to conjure up for half a century now. Those who are determined to… Continue reading

Heroic myth and prosaic failure

The Cuban revolution at 50
Heroic myth and prosaic failure

Dec 30th 2008
From The Economist print edition
All the Castro brothers have to celebrate this week is survival. But
that in itself is a remarkable achievement
Reuters

IN THE early hours of January 1st 1959, as New Year parties were in full
swing in an otherwise unnaturally quiet Havana, Fulgencio Batista… Continue reading

Cubans here and there still hope for better future

Posted on Thursday, 01.01.09
50 YEARS LATER
Cubans here and there still hope for better future
BY MARIFELI PEREZ-STABLE
MarifeliPerez-Stable.com

Fifty years ago Cubans rejoiced in the downfall of Fulgencio Batista.
Today joy isn't the overriding emotion. Other feelings — such as
apathy, anger, despair and rancor — dwell in our hearts. Loss and
sadness — over the lives lost, the families… Continue reading

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