Reflections by Comrade Fidel
THIRST FOR BLOOD (I)
empire is not resigning itself to being the only loser at the Rio Group meeting
On Tuesday March 11th, El Nuevo Herald, a paper that is extremely hostile to Cuba and destined to chart guidelines in Latin America, under the title of “A Cuban is the Alleged Leader of the FARC in Mexico”, signed by one of its writers born in our country, states:
Cuban engineer living in
intelligence report –quoted by the newspapers El Universal and The Wall
Street Journal– indicates Mario Dagoberto Díaz Orgaz, 48 years old, to be
the main suspect as organizer of the expedition of a group of Mexican students
to a FARC camp in
agents say they photographed Díaz Orgaz in
young woman, known as ‘Alicia’ in the rebel ranks, had traveled from
report on Díaz Orgaz also presents him as the financial operator of the FARC in
Cuban engineer had been found in
night, the El Nuevo Herald telephoned a close friend of his in the city of
“In order to avoid being harassed by the press, Díaz Orgaz has been at a friends’ house since Monday.
“The source said that the Cuban engineer can prove that the trip to Ecuador attributed to him is false, since on the date that Mexican intelligence has him located in the vicinity of the Military Hospital in Quito, he was in the city of Villa Hermosa, capital of the state of Tabasco, with a group of colleagues from the Engineering and Industrial Development Center.’
Orgaz is originally from the town of
would have played a key role in the financial support given to FARC supporters
at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), one of the largest and
most prestigious academic centers in
in the case are coming up a few days prior to the visit of the Mexican Foreign
Minister Patricia Espinosa to
February, the Colombian army had captured the Cuban doctor Emilio Muñoz Franco
“Muñoz Franco had taken Cuban medical students as trainees to the FARC camps between 2000 and 2001.
Colombian authorities consider that there is enough evidence to accuse him of
being a foreigner associated with the guerrillas. His neighbors in
stupid intent of mixing Cubans into the matter is very clear, besides the lie
about the impossible presence of our students of Medicine in that faraway
Colombian jungle. Whenever a Cuban engineer or doctor abandons his country it
is someone who is walking away with the knowledge that our people have paid for
with great sacrifice. Exactly on the
13th of this month, 177 members of the Medical Brigade and 35 teachers have
returned after fulfilling their sacred mission in
I myself bid them farewell when they left.
East Timor, where genocide was committed before independence, internal conflicts
arose supported by
other country in the western hemisphere or in the world has such wealth. Today we are training hundreds of young people
The quoted article from El Nuevo Herald is also a clear intent to justify the fact that among the victims there were young Mexicans who were meeting with Reyes, as a matter of curiosity or for whatever other reason, but they hadn’t planted bombs nor did they deserve to be murdered by Yankee bombs while they were in their beds at dawn.
El Mercurio of
“The guerrilla deserter who last week killed José Juvenal Velandia, a.k.a. ‘Iván Ríos’, member of the top FARC leadership, yesterday pointed out that the rebels in the middle and lower ranks might assassinate their leaders, among them the top leader of the Colombian guerrilla group Pedro Antonio Marín, alias ‘Manuel Marulanda Vélez’ or ‘Tirofijo’ (Sharpshot).
Pedro Pablo Montoya, a.k.a. ‘Rojas’, who since last Thursday is under Army protection after surrendering with two other FARC members after having assassinated ‘Ríos’, said in an interview to the Bogota paper El Tiempo that the non-ranking rebels are demoralized and without incentives due to the ‘bad treatment’ they are receiving from the guerrilla leaders…!
“After killing his leader, ‘Rojas’ chopped off the man’s right hand and presented himself to the soldiers who had surrounded the rebel unit with the dead man’s identification papers and his laptop computer.
“In statements to Radio Caracol, ‘Rojas’ said that the FARC doesn’t want to liberate former candidate Ingrid Betancourt. Not even for “the big guy” --they wouldn’t free her for any reason. Doña Yolanda, mother of Ms. Betancourt, should know this…”
The rebel said that he is expecting to be paid a juicy bounty that was offered by the Colombian government, equivalent to 2.6 million dollars, in exchange for information about the insurgent commanders, while lawyers are debating whether or not he should receive the booty. Last night ‘Rojas’ received backing, since the Attorney General of Colombia, Mario Iguarán, indicated that ‘in principle, the Attorney General’s Office wouldn‘t press charges for the murder of Iván Ríos, and with that the way would be cleared for him to receive the bounty’.”
its part, The Washington Post, a
well-informed paper on the prevailing mood in
“Latin American nations and the Bush administration
are just beginning to consider a far more serious and potentially explosive
question: What to do about the revelation that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
forged a strategic alliance with the FARC aimed at
“…but in their totality, the hundreds of pages of documents so far made public by Colombia paint an even more chilling picture…”
“All this is laid out in a series of three e-mails sent in February to the FARC’s top leaders by Iván Márquez and Rodrigo Granda, envoys who held a series of secret meetings with Chávez…”
“Assuming these documents are authentic –and it’s hard to believe that the cerebral and calculating Uribe would knowingly hand over forgeries to the world media and the Organization of American States– both the Bush administration and Latin American governments will have fateful decisions to make about Chávez. His reported actions are, first of all, a violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1373, passed on September 2001…”
The Washington Post starts from the premise that only Uribe could invent
or deliver that document to the
surprising is the very speech made by Bush on March 12th and the speedy
dispatching of the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to
“BRASILIA, March 13, 2008 (AFP) – The U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and the Brazilian Racial Integration Minister, Edson Santos, signed an agreement this Thursday in Brasilia to launch a joint action plan ‘for the elimination of racial discrimination’.
text of the agreement emphasizes that
read and I re-read these words. I think
it is the opposite of what is really happening in the
I shall continue tomorrow.
Fidel Castro Ruz
March 15, 2008