Commandante Fidel Castro continues his reflections on Barack Obama, the United States, its new healthcare system and other assorted issues. Article, courtesy Granma International.
IF Obama was awarded the Prize for winning the elections in a racist society despite being African-American, then Evo deserves it for winning in his country despite being an indigenous man, and moreover for keeping his promises.
Fidel's obituary for his Comrade in arms for last five decades,Juan Almeida Bosque,who passed away on September 11.
Excerpt from Fidel Castro's speech at Havana's May Day celebrations on May 2, 1961 - Less than two weeks after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
"We are living in a new era. Changes are unavoidable. Leaders just pass through; peoples prevail. There would be no need to wait for thousands of years to pass by; only eight years will be enough so that a new US President –who will no doubt be less intelligent, promising and admired in the world than Barack Obama- riding on a better armored car, or on a more modern helicopter, or on a more sophisticated plane, occupies that inglorious position.''
IT isn’t too difficult. After his inauguration, Barack Obama stated that the return of the territory occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base to its legitimate owner had to be carefully considered, in the first place, in terms of whether it would affect the defense capacity of the United States in the most minimal way,writes Fidel Castro.
Reflection of Fidel Castro about the dangerous and unjustifiable destruction of environment.
"...Our principles are the same as those of Baraguá. The empire should know that our Homeland can be turned to dust but the sovereign rights of the Cuban people are not negotiable."
Fidel Castro comments on Team Obama.
It could loose strength but it is already raining in most of the country. It’s raining on farming areas absolutely drenched by the recent rainfalls. The water reservoirs filled up to almost full capacity due to hurricanes Gustav and Ike will be releasing water on cultivated fields and valleys. This already happened at the end of August and early September. This hurricane has been given the misleading name of Paloma.
Hurricane Paloma struck Cuba earlier in the month, compounding the damage and economic losses the island experienced in the last few months after hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Fidel Castro in his reflections about preparations for Hurricane Paloma in Cuba urged the people to learn from every such event about the consequences of climate change and ecological unbalance and rejected any offer of pious assistance from the chief of the empire. "We Cubans can affirm that it is fortunate that we have a Revolution. Nobody died because, as usual, nobody was left unprotected." observed Maria Julia Mayoral after Cuba bore the brunt of Hurricane Paloma.