Felice Gorordo, an expert on youth in Cuba, talks about the reality that young Cubans don't care about the new Castro pictures.
Castro is an old school Marxist....He's not going away till they drag his body off in a bag...He represents the only country that has followed a Marxist line in the history of the world....China, any other Communist country has come around to Capitalism...Not Cuba. I give Castro credit...Embargoed, constantly being targeted for assassination, he still fought the good fight, wrong as it was for his country and people. I appreciate his dedication...Now his Brother, Raoul? That creep scares me...Fortunately he won't last long either....when he dies, the Cubans will have a chance to make a country that works. Till then, it's not gonna happen...Fidel Castro is a hard-headed guy....I always admired the man for his dedication to a very failed way of running a society...Marxism, Communism, didn't work, never worked....But he has managed it for over 50 years....And that old fart is still alive, and kicking....Gotta admire his grit...Not his policies....Besides that he used to play baseball right here in United States.....He speaks good English, although refuses to....I like the guy, not his politics. He's a hard charging dude, no fear, and a real "patriot", under the definition of patriot that I understand...Misdirected for sure, but a real honest guy....He's a Commie, doesn't care who knows it...gotta love him.....Wrong, a tyrant, all that, and he's been there for 50 years. Bay of Pigs, exploding cigars, poisoned food, outright bullets fired at him, he braved it all...What's not to like about him....Bush ducked a freakin' shoe thrown at him....Castro would have took the hit, and kicked that Arab in his butt for doing it...And that's why I admire the guy....I think Communism sucks, but Castro is my kinda guy...tough, resourceful, and dedicated, motivated.....And focused.....Like NONE of our Presidents have EVER been.....Mike Posey Lakeside California
Hopefully a gainful frienship with America there too close to our country to be our enemy besides I wouldnt mind trying out one of those famous Cuban cigars.
I think it will be good because of Cuba's educated population, Raul's pragmatism, and an American president who is open to dialogue.
To Castro's credit, Cuba is the only thrid world nation with a surplus of trained doctors. Yes, Cuba has human rights abuses , but they pale compared to the American backed dictorships of Chile and Argentina during the 70s. Now that America is preoccupied with Iraq, Cuba's leaders will
I think it will be good because of Cuba’s educated population, Raul’s pragmatism, and an American president who is open to dialogue.
To Castro’s credit, Cuba is the only thrid world nation with a surplus of trained doctors. Yes, Cuba has human rights abuses , but they pale compared to the American backed dictorships of Chile and Argentina during the 70s. Was the embargo on Cuba really about promoting democracy or was it about installing a leader friendly to American businesses?
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