Skip to comments.Cuba: Communism on verge of collapse, says dissident
Posted on 03/23/2008 10:11:03 AM PDT by george76
Prominent Cuban author and dissident, Armando Valladares, has predicted the collapse of communism in Cuba after the death of former president Fidel Castro.
Valladares said that people in Cuba were tired of 'acquiescing to state terrorism' like others had in communist Romania, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
Valladares said that the young "sons of the revolution, are becoming ever more politically active...
The author who spent 22 years in prison was in Italy to present a new edition of his most popular work, Against All Hope: a Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulags, in the Italian capital in Rome.
He also critised the Cuban regime's recent political and economic alliance with Iran.
"Remember Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, he used to hang communists in parks and had excellent personal relations with Fidel Castro," .
"The sole fact that Iran can provide Cuba some type of help, any type of agreement is beneficial for the regime. Simply both have no scruples, thus they conduct business together."
Valladares had harsh words both for the media and the regime.
The sale of many electronic goods was banned in the 90s, when the end of Soviet subsidies led to an energy crisis and daily blackouts.
Subsidised oil supplied by Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez is now filling the gap...
Valladares also claimed that Chavez saved Cuba from total bankruptcy following the fall of the Soviet republic in 1991.
He says that 100,000 barrels of oil a day supplied by Chavez has prevented this economic collapse, and says the Cuban regime has had "tremendous luck".
The former political prisoner also said that calls for economic and political liberalisation following Raul Castro's accession is nothing more than a 'trick' and that there would be absolutely no changes in personal liberties.
(Excerpt) Read more at adnkronos.com ...
I am celebrating with a Cohiba...
Someone should send a copy of this book to Michael Moore!
With luck, the last thing Fidel hears will be gunfire outside his doors knowing the people are uprising
What makes you think Michael Moore can read?
Cuba - the China of the Western Hemisphere (and vice versa). ‘nuff said.
The decadent denizens of the Commiewood Left like Oliver Stone and Spielberg, will be in mourning over the death of their precious Cuban socialist paradise.
Liberlism in government is state sponsored terrorism.
I am praying that he is right!
I certainly hope so, but communism has been collapsing in Cuba for about 50 years now. Color me skeptical.
I’m already shopping for beachfront property!
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