O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

quinta-feira, setembro 18, 2003

Castro's time is up

De um editorial do Daily Telegraph sobre o regime castrista a propósito da carta dos três ex-presidentes.

Neither embargo nor engagement has broken Fidel Castro's hold over Cuba. During a period when Latin America's polity has changed dramatically, that should give both the US and the EU pause for thought. The difference between their views, though narrowed by fiercer oppression in Havana, has still to be bridged. But that should not stop them from combining in condemnation of dictatorship.

There is still a tendency in Europe to regard "Fidel" as the romantic hero of the Sierra Maestra. In fact, while posing as David to America's Goliath, he is a bully who has dismally failed his people. The east European provenance of our three correspondents suggests that a comparison with a Soviet leader such as Leonid Brezhnev would be more apt.

posted by Miguel Noronha 9:39 da manhã

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