From our Bureau of 21st Century Trojan Horses with some assistance from our Bureau of 21st Century Neocolonialism
Since it is highly unlikely that Trucutú Díaz-Canel has ever heard of Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid –much less read it in Latin– it is highly likely that he isn’t acquainted with the most famous line in this classical masterpiece: “timeo danaos et dona ferentes”, which translates loosely into “I fear Greeks even when bearing gifts.”
That phrase, spoken by the Trojan priest Laocoön, refers to the gigantic wooden horse left by the Danaeans (Greeks) at the gates of Troy. As the Trojans later discover, after bringing the gift into their city, the horse was full of soldiers who sneak out of it at night and open the city gates to the entire Greek army. The Greeks then proceed to massacre the Trojans and loot and destroy their city.
China’s generous gift is a Trojan horse, of course. But Trucutú and Castro, Inc. don’t really care about that. They operate a lot like sluts who latch on to sugar daddies.
And it also seems that some functionaries in the Honduran government haven’t read Virgil’s Aeneid either, for they have just allowed their recently-elected leftist president Xiomara Castro to sign a contract with Cuba that will result in the total revamping of their country’s entire educational system into a copy of the Cuban one. So, Honduras is now paying nearly two million dollars for Cuban “experts” who will soon arrive there to turn their schools into socialist/communist indoctrination centers. So, while these “experts” are not a gift, but rather a purchase, they, too, are a Trojan horse.
Ha. Surprise! Two Trojan horse stories on the same day! One is a gift, gladly accepted, the other a contract, gladly paid for. Let’s see what happens next.
Abridged and loosely translated from Diario de Cuba:
The Chinese regime made official the delivery to Havana of a donation of 700 million yuan, equivalent to 100 million dollars, by signing a bilateral agreement on Wednesday, reported the state media Cubadebate.
The money donated by China will be used for “the execution of projects of social importance, linked to prioritized sectors of the economy” on the island, Cubadebate said without specifying which projects will benefit from the donation.
The agreement was signed by the Cuban ambassador to China, Carlos Pereira, and the vice president of the China Agency for International Development Cooperation, Tang Wenhong.
China was the fourth and last stop on the official tour that Díaz-Canel undertook last November in search of help from allied governments, to alleviate the exacerbated energy crisis that had led Cubans to protest in the streets.
In China, Díaz-Canel praised President Xi Jinping and celebrated what he called his “contributions” in the construction of socialism. For his part, Xi declared that his government would do “everything possible to provide support” to the Cuban regime. He added that “regardless of the international situation,” China “will not change” its policy of “friendship” with Havana.
Whole story HERE in Spanish