From this AP article:
(New Orleans Major) Nagin raised eyebrows during the trip when he said Cuba’s authoritative regime did a better job than the U.S. of identifying the needs of its citizens there.
Websters defines authoritative as: “Of acknowledged accuracy or excellence; highly reliable.”
So you wanna think the AP meant “authoritarian”–which woulda STILL been wrong! Castro’s regime–by any definition of the term–is TOTALITARIAN!
But with the AP you can’t really be sure whether the term-use resulted from their blithering imbecility or from their shameless obsequiousness to Castroism.