Monday, July 10, 2006

Cuba Libre?

NPR gives an uninformative spot on US "plans" for a post-Castro Cuba. First let me say that I have no fondness for the Castro dictatorship and would recommend readers to look at Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International for information on Cuba. However, to give space to US State Department hypocrisy on Cuba is really inexcusable without examining the ugly record of the US-led assault on human rights in other Spanish-speaking countries over the last 50 years (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Argentina, Chile, etc.). Lastly, NPR should report on the history of US policy toward Cuba and anti-Castro terrorists which would reveal the hypocrisy and doublespeak of the US policy both in the "war on terror" and toward Cuba specifically.

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