PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Gallardo: Raul, always being the obnoxious and detestable degenerate he is. If it wasn’t so obvious before it’s because his...

  • Ziva Sahl: The uniforms remind of my high school marching band uniforms back in the day. Students picked one from the collection that was...

  • asombra: Gee, I wonder what those red stains on Nosferatu’s hand could be. Take a guess. Somehow, Lady Macbeth comes to mind:...

  • asombra: Those guard costumes, er, uniforms keep getting tackier, but the hats are a hoot. Of course, they have to be RED. Heaven forbid...

  • asombra: Now, now; I expect he likes guava pastelitos, or is ready to claim he does, which of course makes him OK. Seriously, if Reno was...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Cuba, Taiwan and The United Nations: A question of legitimacy

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Cuba, Taiwan and The United Nations: A question of legitimacy

Earlier today the United Nations General Assembly elected the dictatorship of Cuba to the United Nations Human Rights Council at the same time that human rights situation on the island is deteriorating. This is not a surprise but should be an opportuniy for reflection because 55% of the members of the UN General Assembly are not fully fledged democracies and membership is determined by back room deals and vote trading.

Consider the following:

The Castro brothers have a long record of blaming all of its problems on the United States and the ideological differences between the island nation and the continental superpower. The United Nations has aided and abetted this campaign for the past 23 years. There is another country that was brought into existence in 1949 in the midst of a civil war with greater economic challenges that Cuba faced in 1959 and over the past half century despite a hostile superpower neighbor thrived and succeeded in providing their people rising living standards and freedom at the same time that the Castro regime brought greater poverty and repression. Taiwan has consistently offered its people greater economic freedom and over the past 25 years democratized from authoritarian to democratic rule.

Despite this great contrast between the governments of Cuba and Taiwan the United Nations recognizes the totalitarian dictatorship of Cuba and does not recognize the representative democracy of Taiwan.

This should raise questions about the legitimacy of the United Nations. 

Continue reading HERE.

2 comments to Cuba, Taiwan and The United Nations: A question of legitimacy

  • asombra

    There isn't any question. The UN is a farce. No respectable nation should belong to it or give it any money. Pull OUT.

  • asombra

    This kind of brazen double standard is a big reason why Cuba is still under totalitarian oppression. The world is SO full of it it's nauseating.