Perhaps genuinely worried that Cuba’s reactionary “revolution” may be digging its own grave, Brazil’s president Lula plans to visit the island this year to talk Castro, Inc. into opening up Cuba’s economy and foreign relations (whatever that means) and to offer “brotherly” support. He has recruited a fellow leftist, former Uruguayan president José Mujica (a Fidel Castro admirer who backed the shady Lula’s re-election), to accompany him on this apparent rescue mission.
Lula, who couldn’t look more corrupt, with a painfully geriatric sidekick, presumably intends to talk some sense into La Cosa Castro–as if Brazil weren’t enough to occupy him. He was a Castro protégé, like Mexico’s AMLO, but apart from a personal element there’s the Latrine fixation on its fetish, the Cuban system, totalitarian tyranny though it is. One can easily see how its implosion could seem inconceivably dire to the Latrine left, hence this “intervention.”
There’s a certain comic element here, sort of like meddler Jimmy Carter going at it (again), but that quickly gives way to both disgust and anger. Despite claiming concern for the Cuban people (not “those people,” of course), this has nothing to do with extirpating the Castro cancer but rather helping it stay in power—i.e., perpetuating it. Tellingly, Lula has already restarted Brazil’s rent-a-doc business (aka chanchullo) with Cuba, previously halted by Bolsonaro.
This is just same-old, same-old, and the Castronoids will ignore all advice that doesn’t suit them, even if it comes from their side. Still, one cannot help being repulsed, for the zillionth time, by such Latrine “solidarity” (not that our “mother” is any better). I reiterate my rejection of the “Latin” label as a matter of dignity and urge all self-respecting Cubans to do the same.. Latrines should be seen and treated as what they have long proven to be–alien beings noxious to Cuba.