In an effort to make a final inventory of the CELAC event in Havana, one would have to begin quantifying the accolades received by the Castro brothers’ dictatorship from the leftist presidents of the Caribbean and Latin America. Emulating the Organization of American States (OAS) Cuba’s love-hate frustration with the continental organization from which it was expelled and its revenge for that affront, plus the loss of political leadership in the region, are the driving force of the Cuban government.
The fact that the Presidents have avoided exchanging opinions and suggestions with the Castro brothers about Cuban Human Rights is another proof of the lack of transparency and honesty of the leaders who went to extremes to avoid mortifying their hosts, also proving that they know the nature of extreme totalitarianism, a topic that is not debatable even though hunger threatens the Cuban people with death.
The summit left without sorrow or glory.
Lawton prison settlement. February 2014.
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12 February 2014