January 30, 2006

Fidel Castro


From AFP: Rivals' war of words heats up as US free speech tweaks Castro.

Cuba and the United States are keeping the verbal blows flying in a diplomatic row that communist President Fidel Castro says is aimed at unravelling their limited, tense bilateral ties.

After the United States began scrolling human rights messages last week across the top of the US Interests Section, Castro condemned the "provocation" and organized a march of more than one million people to protest.

The towering red-lettered rolling message scroll on the US Interests Section building displays texts such as quotes from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and sayings by civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.

It also flashes brief news items which US officials say are a bid to subvert strict censorship in Cuba's state media.

Be sure to check out Babalu Blog for the latest on this issue. Here are some of Val Prieto's recent posts:
The News Ticker, Flags and One Pissed Off Dictator (UPDATED
The Great Wall of Havana (Updated)
Because truth cant be refuted (Updated)

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Posted by Forkum at January 30, 2006 06:34 PM