Skip to comments.What Was Castro Buying In Brazil?
Posted on 11/03/2005 9:03:12 PM PST by Kitten Festival
Latin America: Brazilians are rightly angry over allegations of illegal campaign donations from Fidel Castro. True or not, they coincide with an alarming weakness in foreign policy that benefits the Cuban dictator.
Was there a connection? We wonder for two reasons. First, Castro in recent years has aggressively sought influence across Latin America on a scale not seen since the 1960s. Second, Brazil has been oddly passive in response.
Fortified by the record-high oil earnings of his Venezuelan ally, Castro's had a free hand to whip up anti-capitalism and anti-Americanism in a bid to confront the West.
Brazil is no dinky state. Its $794 billion economy is Latin America's largest and the world's 11th biggest. Its strong democracy of 186 million people can easily assert regional leadership. But it has looked the other way even when a pariah like Castro threatens its interests.
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Fidel has all the answers. A '57 Chevy in every pot..... er driveway.
Cuba can't feed itself, but it makes good cigars and (reportedly) decent physicians. Castro is buying food.
pure agit-prop that.
I was hoping it would be a coffin.
He ran out of Castro oil.
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