Reflections by Comrade Fidel
A NOBEL PRIZE FOR MRS. CLINTON
The never-ending document read yesterday by the Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias is much worse than the 7 points of the surrender paper he had proposed on July 18th.
He wasn’t communicating with international opinion in Morse Code. He was speaking in front of the TV cameras that were transmitting his image and all the details of the human face that tends to have as many variables as a person’s fingerprints. Any intent to lie can be easily discovered. I was observing him carefully.
Among those watching the television, the great majority knew that
The strangest thing was that when Arias was laying out his new peace proposal, he wasn’t delusional; he believed what he was saying.
Even though very few in
Everyone wanted to know what the mediator would be saying yesterday
afternoon. The acknowledgement of the rights of the constitutional president of
Many honest people are amazed and they perhaps attribute what he said
yesterday to some dark manoeuvres of his.
Perhaps I am one of the few in the world that understands that there was
an auto-suggestive element rather than a deliberate intent in the words of the
Nobel Peace Laureate. I noticed that especially when Arias, using special
emphasis and laboured phrasing on account of the emotion, spoke about the
multitude of messages that presidents and world leaders, moved by his
initiative, had sent him. It’s what was
going through his mind; he doesn’t even realize that other Nobel Peace
Laureates, honest and modest individuals such as Rigoberta Menchú and Adolfo
Pérez Esquivel, are outraged by what has happened in
Without any shadow of a doubt, a large part of the civilian governments of Latin America, the ones who knew that Zelaya had approved the first Arias plan and were confident in the good sense of the perpetrators of the coup and their Yankee allies, breathed in relief; that lasted only 72 hours.
Seen from a different angle, and returning to the things that prevail in the real world, where the dominant empire exists and almost 200 sovereign states have to wrestle with all kinds of conflicts and political, economic, environmental, religious and other interests, the only thing missing is to award the brilliant Yankee way of thinking of Oscar Arias, trying to gain some time, strengthen the coup, and dishearten the international bodies that supported Zelaya.
On the 30th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista
Revolution, Daniel Ortega, bitterly remembering Arias’ role in the first
Esquipulas Treaty, declared before a huge crowd of Nicaraguan patriots: “The
Yankees know him well, that’s why they chose him to be the mediator in
If the measures agreed to at the foreign ministers meeting in
Now the perpetrators of the coup are already moving around in the
oligarchic spheres of
We must be fair, and while we await the last word of the people of
Fidel Castro Ruz