REFLECTIONS BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
elections are the antithesis of those held in the
With honorable exceptions, no one can hope to be appointed to an important post without being backed by millions of dollars.
elected President in the
Less and less citizens are going to the ballots; there are many who would rather go to work or spend their time doing anything else. There is fraud, tricks, discrimination against ethnic minorities and even violence.
more than 90 per cent of all citizens voting in the elections and school
children guarding the ballots is an unheard of experience; it’s hard to believe
that this occurs in one of the “dark corners of this world”, a harassed and
blockaded country named
Fidel Castro Ruz
October 19, 2007