One hundreds lies told by Cuba’s Fidel Castro: Part 5

This is the fifth installment in a 15-part series written by Cuban American Humberto (Bert) Corzo exclusively on Babalú (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11):

“The word is not to conceal the truth, but to say it” – José Martí.

Why this topic is called One Hundred Lies told by Fidel Castro? Because he affirms the opposite of what is in his mind, he disguises his thinking by making his pronouncements look like another thing. Because the fake promises he made breaking his word. Of him we can say that “He lies more than he speaks the truth.”

In order to understand Fidel Castro’s actions, it is necessary to understand him as he really is, not as people want him to be. He is a man with two faces, one is the face of a revolutionary who promise prosperity, democracy and the restoration of Cuba’s 1940 constitution. The other is the face of a consummate liar who says and promises anything in order to stay in power for life.

The following infamous lies were used by Fidel Castro to coax the Cuban people, to later betray the true principles of the revolution by turning the island into a satellite of the Soviet Union.

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38. “The great battle of the eggs has been won. From now on the people will be able to count on 60 million eggs every month” Speech, January 2, 1965, designated “Year of the Agriculture.” “For example: with the egg plan we have reached a production of 60 million eggs, it have been exceeded, even in the month of March it is possible to reach 70 million. …  This is a consumption five times greater than the highest consumption ever attained during the era of capitalism, at least five time more;.… We can say that every child, every man, every woman has at least 10 eggs assured per month” Speech, February 19, 1965.

According to his contribution to mathematics, the production would be 840 million eggs a year for a population of 7.8 million, equivalent to 9 eggs per capita per month. In 1958, for a population of 6.6 million, production of the poultry industry plus domestic production totaled 700 million eggs a year, equivalent to 9 eggs per capita. The consumption was the same, not five times larger liked he said.

In 2018, after 59 years, with a population of 11.2 million, the distribution of eggs by the ration book was only 5 eggs per capita per month. In addition the regime is forced to import millions of eggs intended for the tourism industry. The great battle won, in reality, has been a Pyrrhic victory. End result: cackling without eggs.

39. “And we believe that, at the latest within five years, the Cuban people would be counted among the best-fed people in the world. We will have to count the people of Cuba among the best-fed peoples in the world by per capita consumption.” Speech February 19, 1965, Isla de Pinos.      

In 1958, Cuba ranked third in Latin America in per capita food consumption behind Argentina and Uruguay, and 26th worldwide with 2,870 calories per day (UN Demographic Yearbook 1955-1959 FAO). In 2014, according to data supplied by the  regime, per capita food consumption in Cuba was 3,448 calories per day (UN FAO Yearbook 2014), greater than the consumption of Argentina of 3,374 calories and Uruguay 2,918. Without a doubt this figure is an exaggeration.

We are going to demonstrate conclusively the fallacy of this figure. Since 1992, agricultural production has declined significantly, placing the country as the lowest per capita food producer in Latin America, forcing the regime to import between 75% and 80% of food to cover part of the deficit, resulting in lower consumption whose consequence has been the gradual reduction of size and weight of the population due to malnutrition.

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One hundred lies told by Cuba’s Fidel Castro: Part 4

This is the fourth installment in a 15-part series written by Cuban American Humberto (Bert) Corzo exclusively on Babalú (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11):

“The word is not to conceal the truth, but to say it” – José Martí.

Why this topic is called One Hundred Lies told by Fidel Castro? Because he affirms the opposite of what is in his mind, he disguises his thinking by making his pronouncements look like another thing. Because the fake promises he made breaking his word. Of him we can say that “He lies more than he speaks the truth.”

In order to understand Fidel Castro’s actions, it is necessary to understand him as he really is, not as people want him to be. He is a man with two faces, one is the face of a revolutionary who promise prosperity, democracy and the restoration of Cuba’s 1940 constitution. The other is the face of a consummate liar who says and promises anything in order to stay in power for life.

The following infamous lies were used by Fidel Castro to coax the Cuban people, to later betray the true principles of the revolution by turning the island into a satellite of the Soviet Union.

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32. “Is completely false that rumor that the Revolutionary Government will intervene the private schools. Why? … Some counterrevolutionaries said that the revolutionary government was going to take away parental authority–and there are some people who has gone to psychiatrists because of that.” Speech, November 8, 1960.

Barely four months later he contradicts himself; where I said that, now I say this: “And, therefore, we announce here that in the next few days the Revolutionary Government will pass a law nationalizing the private schools. This law cannot be a law for one sector, that law will have a general character; that means the private schools will be nationalized.” Speech at the International Workers’ Day, Civic Plaza, May 1st, 1961.

The saying “a liar is sooner caught than a cripple”, fits him “like a glove on the hand.” As far as it is known, Fidel is not a cripple. The confiscation of all private educational centers included all the assets such as facilities, buildings, bank accounts, etc., without any compensation to their rightful owners. It can be characterized as an armed robbery.

33. “Why?  If we are doing some wonderful schools for the people, we are doing what we always said: that we were going to make schools for the people much better, and is what we are doing.” Speech, November 8, 1960.

The intervention of all the education centers was intended to implement socialist ideas, not education by itself. The so-called “achievements” of the Castroism educational efforts have culminated in failure after 58 years of socialist indoctrination in the education sector. Actions speaks louder than words.

In 1958, with a population of 5.6 million, there were 8,436 primary schools, of which 3,587 were urban and 4,849 rural. In 2016, with a population of 11.2 million (ONEI 2016, Education, chapter 18), there are 6,863, of which 2,084 are urban and 4779 rural. There are less urban and rural primary schools than in 1958. The figures speak for themselves.

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One hundred lies told by Cuba’s Fidel Castro: Part 3

This is the third installment in a 15-part series written by Cuban American engineer Humberto (Bert) Corzo exclusively on Babalú (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11):

“The word is not to conceal the truth, but to say it” – José Martí.

Why this topic is called One Hundred Lies told by Fidel Castro? Because he affirms the opposite of what is in his mind, he disguises his thinking by making his pronouncements look like another thing. Because the fake promises he made breaking his word. Of him we can say that “He lies more than he speaks the truth.”

In order to understand Fidel Castro’s actions, it is necessary to understand him as he really is, not as people want him to be. He is a man with two faces, one is the face of a revolutionary who promise prosperity, democracy and the restoration of Cuba’s 1940 constitution. The other is the face of a consummate liar who says and promises anything in order to stay in power for life.

The following infamous lies were used by Fidel Castro to coax the Cuban people, to later betray the true principles of the revolution by turning the island into a satellite of the Soviet Union.

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20. “Where all human liberties prevail within a framework of social justice, because the peoples of America want neither liberty without bread nor bread without liberty.”  Address at the 21 Nations Conference, May 2, 1959.

He installed a Communist Revolution of intolerance and hatred against those who think differently, where all human freedoms were suppressed by a regime of terror without bread or freedom.

21. “Could anyone even claim that we have even once lied to the public?” “Could anyone even think that we are hypocrites or cowards?” Speech in the Civic Plaza, May 8, 1959.

What a nerve of the Comedian in Chief. No, of course, he lied to the people not a single time, but one and a thousand times. This topic is testimony of it. He was a big time hypocrite who pretended in public to have certain ideals and feelings, hiding from the people his real intentions and true feelings. He was a coward who hides behind a mask of hypocrisy.

22. “We will never, for any reason on earth, prostitute our conscience with lies or with hypocrisy!” Speech in the Civic Plaza, May 8, 1959.

Castro in his Manifesto of the Sierra Maestra, addressed to the People of Cuba and published in the Bohemia Magazine on 26 July 1957, promised to restore the 1940 constitution, hold free, democratic and multi-party elections, according to the Electoral Code of 1943, one year after the overthrown of the government. To hold these elections within six months of being convoked, in other words, that he promised to govern provisionally only a year and a half. In the manifesto he also promised the people full freedom of the press, as well as the release of all political prisoners. One lie after another, never so many lies have been said in a document. What a cynical and hypocrite of a man.

23. “This s an entirely democratic revolution; is that all human rights are the rights of our revolution; is that freedom of opinion, freedom of writing, freedom of speech, the freedom to assemble and the freedom to believe, are sacred freedoms of our Revolution.” Speech in the Civic Plaza, May 8, 1959.

For six decades these fundamental rights in a democracy, have not been respected in Cuba. Newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, have been confiscated, closed. Thousands of people imprisoned, persecuted for expressing or trying to express their opinions. The denial of human rights by the Castro tyranny have caused all acts of barbarism, thousands of people executed, thousands of political prisoners tortured, the exodus of 1.7 million Cubans, during all that time.

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One hundred lies told by Cuba’s Fidel Castro: Part 2

This is the second installment in a 15-part series written by Cuban American engineer Humberto (Bert) Corzo exclusively on Babalú (see Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12):

“The word is not to conceal the truth, but to say it” – José Martí.

Why this topic is called One Hundred Lies told by Fidel Castro? Because he affirms the opposite of what is in his mind, he disguises his thinking by making his pronouncements look like another thing. Because the fake promises he made breaking his word. Of him we can say that “He lies more than he speaks the truth.”

In order to understand Fidel Castro’s actions, it is necessary to understand him as he really is, not as people want him to be. He is a man with two faces, one is the face of a revolutionary who promise prosperity, democracy and the restoration of Cuba’s 1940 constitution. The other is the face of a consummate liar who says and promises anything in order to stay in power for life.

The following infamous lies were used by Fidel Castro to coax the Cuban people, to later betray the true principles of the revolution by turning the island into a satellite of the Soviet Union.

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13. “We have said that we will turn Cuba into the most prosperous country of the world. We have said that the people of Cuba will reach the higher standard of living than any country in the world.Speech, March 13, 1959.

Fidel Castro in Washington DC, United States, April 1959

In 1999 the United Nations development program placed Cuba next to the last place among the poorest countries in Latin America. Only one Latin American country was poorer than Cuba, Haiti. Cuba’s statistical reports and specialized agencies show that Cuba’s agricultural production declined year after year from 1980 to 2010. There is a shortage of fruits, vegetables, potatoes, bananas, mangos, sweet potatoes, taro, rice and other foodstuffs that traditionally have been produced in the island. The 2017-2018 sugar harvest with a production of 1.1 million tons of sugar represents the worst harvest in 124 years.

From 1961 to 1990, the Castro tyranny received an average of four billion dollars a year in subsidies from the Soviet Union. From the year 2000 to 2014 Venezuela’s subsidy has been estimated at $105 billion. During all those years the resources dedicated to house construction, public transportation and infrastructure were minimal, the rationing card was not eliminated, and the standard of living decreased significantly.

14. “They married us to the lie and forced us to live with it in shameful collusion; they accustomed us to lying, and we are scared of the truth. It seems to us like the world is sinking when a truth is said. !As if not to be more worthwhile that the world would sink, rather than to live with the lie!” Speech at the National Medical Association, March 16, 1959.

“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth”, Joseph Goebbels. Fidel Castro has used the lie as a political weapon. Known as “the father of the lie”, his lies do not have any limit. He transformed the lie into truth. That is precisely what he did; he married us with the lie and has forced us to live with it until his regime disappears from the face of the earth. But time is the greatest friend of the truth that always triumphs in the end.

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One hundred lies told by Cuba’s Fidel Castro: Part 1

This is the first installment in a 15-part series written by Cuban American engineer Humberto (Bert) Corzo exclusively on Babalú (see Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12):

“The word is not to conceal the truth, but to say it” – José Martí.

Why this topic is called One Hundred Lies told by Fidel Castro?  Because he affirms the opposite of what is in his mind, he disguises his thinking by making his pronouncements look like another thing. Because the fake promises he made breaking his word. Of him we can say that “He lies more than he speaks the truth.”

In order to understand Fidel Castro’s actions, it is necessary to understand him as he really is, not as people want him to be. He is a man with two faces, one is the face of a revolutionary who promise prosperity, democracy and the restoration of Cuba’s 1940 constitution. The other is the face of a consummate liar who says and promises anything in order to stay in power for life.

The following infamous lies were used by Fidel Castro to coax the Cuban people, to later betray the true principles of the revolution by turning the island into a satellite of the Soviet Union.

1. “There will be freedom for those who speak in our favor and for those who speak against us and criticize us”. Speech, January 1st, 1959, Santiago de Cuba.  

He prevented all expressions of thoughts which did not conform to the line set by his tyrannical regime. He eliminated those who dared criticize the revolutionary process, forcing them to leave the country under threat, sending them to prison or executing them.

2. “The most serious problem in Latin America has been the continued presence of dictatorships in the hemisphere. Those who still remained, deserve our specific attention.”  Interview with Manuel Camín from the daily Excelsior of Mexico, January 1959.

The Castro regime has 60 years of harsh dictatorship. Blood, sweat and tears have been for the unfortunate inhabitants of the prison-island the fruits of 6 decades of the Castro tyranny.

3. “He who says freedom of the press, says freedom, says freedom of assembly; freedom of assembly and the right to choose freely, not only the President, but also for the workers to choose their leaders. Rights which cannot be taken away”. Speech, January 5, 1959, Camaguey.

All these rights have been taken away from the people by the Castro tyranny. On January 15, 1960, he had begun the purge, persecution and jail of more than 50% of the labor leaders, most of them members of the 26th of July Movement, democratically elected in the 10th Congress of the CTC on November 1959, thus destroying the rights attained by the workers and the labor movement as a whole.

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