Monday, March 19, 2007

And now the Italians ...

First, the Czech. Now, the Italians.

For years now, many prominent and not-so-prominent Czech have been working hard and with bugger all recognition, to help spread the truth internationally about the Castro regime's appalling human rights record.

Having experienced both fascism and communism first hand, they know what they are talking about.

Now, let's hear it for the Italians, too.

There are reports today that a small group of Italian deputies visiting Cuba have taken the unprecedented step of joining the weekly Ladies in White vigil in Havana.

This week's vigil by wives and female relatives of the 75 imprisoned dissidents marks the fourth anniversary of what has become known outside Cuba, at least, as Fidel Castro's own "Black Spring".

The five MPs, who are members of the Italian Radical Party, displayed a large banner in which they called for freedom for the dissidents, some of whom were sentenced to 20 years' jail on trumped -up charges of being "mercenaries".

One of the MPs, Marco Cappato, told reporters: "We are democracy and human right activists and came here to ask for the prisoners to be released."

Let's see how the boys in Havana react this time.


Anonymous Tati said...

Luis - me perdiste con la palabra "bugger" - que quiere decir eso?

1:09 am  
Blogger Luis M Garcia said...

Hola Tati,

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your comment.

Australianisms sometimes make it on to the blog, such as this use of the term "bugger all recognition". It means with no recognition at all.

Hope that helps.

10:17 am  
Anonymous Tati said...

Gracias! I visit your blog every day (hasta los fines de semana) - es un gusto leer lo que escribes.

1:26 am  

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