Reflections by Comrade Fidel
PARTNERSHIP OF EQUALS
Saturday evening, the 19th, after a sumptuous banquet,
NATO leaders ordered the attack on Libya.
Of course, nothing could occur without the United States
claiming its irrefutable role as supreme leader. From its command post of that institution in Europe, a senior official declared that “Odyssey Dawn”
was about to begin.
World public opinion was deeply touched by the tragedy
The number of victims of the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear accident
has kept on growing. By now there are
thousands of dead, missing and radiation contaminated. Resistance to the use of
nuclear energy will also grow considerably.
The world is suffering, at the same time, the
consequences of climatic changes; shortages and prices of foods, military
spending and the squandering of natural and human resources are
increasing. War was the timeliest event
that could happen at this time.
Obama’s trip through Latin
America moved into the background, people were hardly paying any attention
to it. In Brazil,
the contradictory interests between the United States and this sister
nation have become evident.
We cannot forget that Rio de
Janeiro competed with Chicago
to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Obama wanted to win over the South American
giant. He spoke of the “extraordinary
rise of Brazil” that has
impressed the international scene and he praised its economy as one of the
economies with the fastest growth rate in the world, but he showed not even the
least commitment in supporting Brazil
as a permanent member of the privileged Security Council.
The Brazilian president did not hesitate in expressing
her disagreement with the protectionist measures the US
is applying on Brazil
with the tariffs and subsidies that have constituted a mighty obstacle for the
economy of that country.
Argentine writer Atilio Boron states that “ […] what
interests [Obama] most as administrator of the empire is advancing control of Amazonia. The main requisite of this plan is to slow down,
since it is something he cannot stop, the growing political and economic
coordination and integration that is happening in the region: this had been
very important in sinking ALCA in 2005 and frustrating the secessionist
conspiracy and coups in Bolivia
in 2008 and Ecuador
in 2010. He also has to try to sow the seeds of discord between the most
radical governments in the region (Cuba,
Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador)
and the “progressive” governments, mainly Brazil,
Argentina and Uruguay…”
“For the boldest US
strategists, the Amazon river basin, just as
the Antarctic, is a free-access area where national sovereignties are not
Tomorrow Obama moves over to Chile. His
arrival is preceded by an interview he gave to the newspaper El Mercurio that was printed today, on
Sunday, in which he confesses that the “Debate in the Americas”, as he calls
it, is based on a “partnership of equals” with Latin America that practically
leaves us breathless as we recall the Alliance for Progress that preceded the
mercenary Bay of Pigs expedition.
Obama literally confesses that the US vision for the hemisphere […] is based on the
concept of a partnership of equals that he has pursued ever since becoming
President of the United
Obama stated that he shall also focus on
specific areas where they can work together, such as economic growth, energy,
security and human rights’…
That vision, he emphasized, has the aim of ‘improving
common security, expanding economic opportunities, ensuring a clean energy
future and supporting the democratic values we share’.
…promoting a safe, stable and prosperous Hemisphere where
the United States
and their partners share responsibilities on key regional and global issues...
As we can see, everything is marvellously beautiful,
worthy of being buried just like Reagan’s secrets, to be published within 200
The problem is, as informed by
the DPA Agency, according to a survey carried out by the newspaper La Tercera, “…in
2006, 43 percent of the Chilean population was rejecting nuclear plants”.
“Two years later the rejection rate rose
to 52 percent and in 2010 is reached 74 percent.” Today, after what happened in Japan it has
reached “...86 percent of Chileans...”
We only have to ask Obama one question. Taking into
account that one of his illustrious predecessors, Richard Nixon promoted the
coup and the heroic death of Salvador Allende, the torture and murder of
thousands of persons, would Mr. Obama be asking forgiveness of the Chilean
Fidel Castro Ruz
March 20, 2011