Sunday, September 17, 2006

Plenty of food in India

The Indian media are reporting today that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had an unexpected 45 minute meeting with Fidel Castro.

Mr Singh, who was visiting Cuba to attend the Summit of the Non Aligned Movement, was just one of a handful of world leaders granted the "privilege" of an audience with the ailing 80 year old dictator. Lucky Prime Minister.

Two interesting details have emerged from the meeting, according to The Hindustan Times:

1. The location of Castro's hitherto unpublicised recovery room. It's somewhere in the Palace of the Revolution, the heavily fortified headquarters of the Cuban Communist Party in Havana.

2. Castro is woefuly uninformed about what's going on in the real world. At a time when the Indian free-market economy is being hailed globally as a powerhouse of the 21st Century, Castro asked Mr Singh whether his country was still importing food to feed its supposedly destitute people. Indian officials remarked later that the dictator "seemed to lack up-to-date information on India".


Blogger Orlando said...

You would think that he (castro) would be better informed about India, after all aren't these the people that will be drilling Cuba's oil. Perhaps skeletor is really vanishing into obscurity. I hope so.

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