Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Miami's celebrations provoke rebukes from Cubans at home

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:06 AM
Original message
Miami's celebrations provoke rebukes from Cubans at home
Miami's celebrations provoke rebukes from Cubans at home

BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Associated Press

August 2, 2006


HAVANA -- The joyous celebrations by Cuban-Americans in Miami following news of Fidel Castro's illness provoked reactions of disgust by many Cubans on the island Wednesday.
"That's what you can expect from the type of trash that lives in the United States and cares nothing about this country," said Oralis Delgado, a homemaker.
"It shows the type of heart" they have, said Maria Antonia Figueroa, 88, who described herself as an old Castro collaborator.

News that Castro had ceded power to his brother Raul while he recovers from surgery quickly spread through Miami's Cuban-American community late Monday. Hundreds of anti-Castro exiles in the Little Havana neighborhood danced and paraded down the central street, Calle Ocho, waving from convertibles and banging pots out of their car windows.
Footage of the street party aired on Cuba's state television and was reported in Juventud Rebelde, the Communist youth newspaper, which had an editorial headlined "The gusanera of Miami gives shame," using a colloquial term meaning "nest of worms."

Many in Havana saw Miami's celebrations as an expression of violent revenge by Cuban exiles who may have lost property or been separated from their families.
Cuban officials also said they were bothered to see the reaction, as did analysts on "The Round Table," a nightly current events program on Cuban state television, which broadcast images of the celebration.

"It stirs the blood. It's one more reason to remain strong," Rogelio Polanco, editor of Juventud Rebelde, said on the program. He called on Cubans to unite behind the mission of the revolution and to keep from giving the United States any opening.

Lazaro Barredo, a journalist and National Assembly deputy, criticized those wishing for Castro's death as "bravuconadas," roughly meaning bullies.

snip



And now, the * brothers are licking their chops over potential *business deals* in Cuba, now that new oil fields have been discovered off Cuba's northern coast and the opportunities for *development* on the island.

Like vultures waiting to swoop in to tear at vulnerable flesh.





Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:11 AM
Response to Original message
1. Well, the people in Cuba cheering the situation...
...and let's be honest, there are people in Cuban hoping Castro takes a dirt nap, obviously can't do it outright without repercussions.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:20 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. oh course, but they do not want the usa to control them
like the corporations and the mob did before castro. how many of those dancing in the street will pack up and leave this country to go back to cuba? i doubt very few will
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:14 AM
Response to Original message
2. Well, they did look pretty silly...
if you're going to have a celebration, at least wait till the guy is dead. This is like the O.J. trial, CNN is going to have to set up shop on the Miami streets waiting for the "real" Castro is dead celebration.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:15 AM
Response to Original message
3. so sorry america but the years of use less embargoes
was for nothing.china, europe, and venezuela will get the spoils of the new cuba in the next fews years and the exiles will get nothing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:40 AM
Response to Original message
5. Too bad, they're not getting their mansions and land back.
Too bad, so sad. Cuba is on the upswing. The economy is improving, and with oil prospects and tourism thriving, the horizon is bright, and this will generate social stabilty--not the ground for so-called "regime change" the fascist Miami crowd wants.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Apr 16th 2014, 11:49 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC