There’s a pretty good article at The New York Inquirer, titled “Leftist Latin America: Waiting For castro To Die.” The first line is music to my ears, but I cant but help hilight the following passage:
Though the seeds of the myth were planted in good soil, a strange fruit has since grown in Cuba. As we find ourselves now in the year 2006, it is painfully clear to see that support for Castro – and the perpetuation of his myth as a freedom fighter and champion of social welfare – has done nothing but damage to the the American left.
For all the attention paid to Castro’s foreign policy, so often we overlook his impact in Cuba. And there is no better barometer of his failure as a leader than the Cuban exiles. The exiles now living in America left Cuba in waves. By measuring these waves, one can get a sense not only of the tightening stranglehold of the embargo, but also of Castro’s deepening authoritarianism.