"It is absolutely obvious that the United States will always try to put pressure on Cuba, as they do on the UN or any other public or private institution of the world. That is one of the features that characterizes the governments of that country; it would be impossible to expect otherwise from them."~ Fidel Castro
The Cuban American Lobby gave more than half a million dollars to both Republicans and Democrats in 2010 alone. ... This is a lifetime career for some of these people.
Andres Gomez, a pro-Castro Cuban who writes from Miami for Cuban government publications, writes:
"In all countries dominated by reaction, it creates an image apart from the reality that exists in those societies. In Miami’s case, being a city much less complex – being only a city, through the composition and power of the dominant sectors and how these are capable of exercising power – reaction has a greater opportunity to create and manipulate to its whims that image separate from reality.
|Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen|
a lackey for the major
rum and sugar interests who fund her.
The fundamental problem of this false reality of Cuba is when Cuba finds itself -- runs into – the true reality that lies can’t control or change. It’s like when a you drive a stake through the heart of a vampire. This just happened when Cuba was elected to the new UN Commission on Human Rights."***
In the face of such unrelenting hostility, Cuba has had to protect itself as best it can against methods that were also used to destabilize Chile in the early seventies, culminating in the assassination of Salvador Allende, a duly-elected president, and ushering General Pinochet to power.
Cubans who are working for the CIA usually have a cover. It is this cover that the US points to when it charges Castro with imprisoning innocent people.
In other words, Cubans have had to be extra-vigilant in order to protect themselves from the violence and nasty intentions of the powerful rogue state just ninety miles from their shore.
The upper class professionals and business people who fled Cuba after the revolution in pursuit of their own selfish interests have wept crocodile tears for years over the suffering of their poor compatriots under socialism. Hypocrites of the first magnitude, they did next to nothing for the same people when Batista was in charge.
|On October 9th, 1967, |
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
was put to death by Bolivian
soldiers, trained, equipped and guided by U.S.
Green Beret and CIA operatives.
The CIA exists to
protect US ruling elite & the fat cats.
Using widely accepted indices of a population's well-being, the 1978 United Nations Statistical Yearbook reported that no other country in the region could match Cuba's life expectancy of 68 years for men and 71 years for women. Only infant mortality rates in Jamaica and Martinique were as low as Cuba's 23 deaths for every 1000 births.
To drive this point home, let's look at the situation of a country that came under US domination at the same time as Cuba did, and through the same process - the Spanish-American War. The major difference is that the Philippines have been unable to break away from the grip of US imperialism.
In 1978, while Marcos was dictator, the Filipino infant mortality rate was 58 deaths out of every 1000 births. Life expectancy for a man there was 56 years and for a woman, 60 years. These were comparable to the poorest nations of the world. Other major differences between the two were literacy rates and accessibility to quality health care.
CIA, Intelligence Information Cable, October 17, 1967
This CIA cable summarizes intelligence, gathered from September 1966 through June 1967, on the disagreement between the Soviet Union and Cuba over Che Guevara's mission to Bolivia. The cable provides specific information on Leonid Brezhnev's objections to "the dispatch of Ernesto Che Guevara to Bolivia" and Brezhnev's decision to send the Soviet Premier Aleksey Kosygin's visit to Cuba in June, 1967 to discuss the Kremlin's opposition with Castro. CIA sources reported that Kosygin accused Castro of "harming the communist cause through his sponsorship of guerrilla activity...and through providing support to various anti-government groups, which although they claimed to be 'socialist' or communist, were engaged in disputes with the 'legitimate' Latin American communist parties...favored by the USSR." In replying Castro stated that Cuba would support the "right of every Latin American to contribute to the liberation of his country." Castro also "accused the USSR of having turned its back upon its own revolutionary tradition and of having moved to a point where it would refuse to support any revolutionary movement unless the actions of the latter contributed to the achievement of Soviet objectives...."
In spite of the hardships that our country has imposed on the Cuban population, socialism there has been a success [ie it worked for them under the yoke of American Imperialism]. Castro's sin, then, was not that he had ever been a dictator, but that he had successfully led the island's people out of abject poverty, making it an example of a country that had ended the exploitation of both its resources and its people by outside forces.
The need to make Cubans pay a heavy price for refusing to knuckle under to the demands of US capitalists remains a high priority. But Cuba's right to chart its own path should be supported by every decent American.
I never miss an opportunity to expose this Cuban-American liar & traitor.
Major Cuban American businesses have long funded terrorism against Cuba. The important players here include the Bacardí family, who sell half the rum in the US, and the Fanjul brothers, whose Domino Sugar controls the majority of sugar production in Florida and in parts of the Caribbean. Both their operations go back to the middle of the 19th century and they owe their fortunes to slavery and the plantation system.
The Diaz-Balarts count two members of congress from Florida in their family. Their fortunes are more recent and center on their association with United Fruit, who ran their own kind of slave operations in Cuba with the help of the highly corrupt Batista, a family friend.
We also have an even more recent player, Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen, a lackey for the major rum and sugar interests who fund her.
By Mary Wentworth