Wednesday, April 28, 2010


“The embargo…which is opposed by the whole world is a stupidity…and serves as an excuse for castrismo to justify the failure of a hallucinatory system, full of administrative inefficiencies and political brutality. Nonetheless, in Miami it is defended tooth and nail, perhaps because many persist in the idea that a settling of scores is more important than liberty in Cuba.”

– Former political prisoner Nicolas Perez Diaz-Arguelles, in an El Nuevo Herald op-ed in which he also says, “To dialogue with the Castros is to imagine that oranges can grow on a ceiba tree,” and refers to Cardinal Ortega as “hypocritical and always wrong.” (Translation mine.)

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