While we wait for the Cuban government to announce, “officially”, that fidel castro is jumping rope with Beelzebub, here’s a news item that hasnt received much play in the MSM:
Cuba issues first invitation to UN rapporteur
Published on Friday, August 31, 2007
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP): Cuba issued its first invitation to a UN human rights special rapporteur Thursday, the UN said hailing the move.
Jean Ziegler, UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food, announced that he had been invited to the communist island for a visit between October 28 and November 6.
“It’s a major first,” he declared. “It is a precedent: the Cubans will not be able to refuse visits of other UN rapporteurs,” he added.
“The Cubans have found solutions regarding the right to food in difficult conditions,” Ziegler told the Swiss news agency ATS.
Ziegler, a Swiss sociologist, will report to the UN human rights council when he returns from his visit.
Last June, Havana managed to get the post of UN special representative on human rights issues in Cuba abolished, a widely criticised decision.
The incumbent, French lawyer Christine Chanet, had asked to be relieved of her duties after Havana refused to cooperate with her.
Let’s all get this straight, folks: Cuba has not allowed a UN Human Rights official into the island for over 2 score years. It is also now a member of the brand spanking new UN Human Rights “Council.”
Truth is truly stranger than fiction sometimes.