They don't like Australians. Still.
You may recall that last November, the government of Prime Minister John Howard (above, with Australian troops in Afghanistan) attempted to amend a UN resolution condemning the US commercial and trade embargo on the island.
The Australians wanted to include a reference to the Castro regime’s appalling and well documented record on human rights, as you can read here.
This being the UN, the motion was lost on the numbers but not before it was supported by over 50 countries, including the whole of the European Union, Japan, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand.
In characteristic fashion, Havana went nuts at the time, describing the Australians as American “lackeys”. And racists. And lacking moral courage. And what would you expect from descendants of convicts, etc ...
Under the heading, “Washington’s Man in the Pacific”, the paper has attacked Mr Howard for sending troops to both Afghanistan and Iraq and assorted other misdemeanours.
The paper also accuses Australia of “invading” the Solomon Islands, which not doubt will come as a surprise not just to Australians but to the Solomon Islands.