Friday, February 29, 2008

Quotes of the Day

"It’s a country where the vast majority live in poverty, while a tiny, corrupt elite live in luxury. It’s a place where, 14 years after South Africa abolished apartheid, a form of it still operates. And it’s a country where you can be threatened with prison not just for criticising the country’s leadership, but also for querying a medical bill.

"Welcome to Cuba, the ‘socialist’ paradise built by that great egalitarian Fidel Castro …

"We went there last April desperately wanting to like the place — after all, if George W. Bush and other right-wing nasties hated Cuba so much, then the country must be on the right tracks. But we returned home terribly disillusioned. Neither of us had been to a country which was so utterly decrepit."

Neil Clark, a self-confessed “unreconstructed Leftie”, writing in this week's edition of The Spectator about a recent visit to Cuba.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hati is worse. So is DR in many regards. Ever been to Nigaragua? Or Guatamala?

I am big anti-castro person, but one must admit that its better to be born poor in Cuba than on the streets of DF, hati, or even peru.

this is the nature of thrid world economics, we should compare cuba to US, that is just stupid. Compare Cuba to Jamiaca to get more accurate analysis.

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