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  • John Clancy
    from: jclancy@smartchat.net.au subject: Fidel and Hugo on Radio Show Venezuela. Anzar (Late but always respected history! -JC) Delivered-To:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 1, 2001
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      subject: Fidel and Hugo on Radio Show Venezuela. Anzar
      (Late but always respected history! -JC)
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      Reply-To: "Karen Lee Wald" <kwald@...>
      From: "Karen Lee Wald" <kwald@...>
      To: "Maceo Carillo Martinet" <mcm25@...>
      Subject: Fw: Castro Appears On Radio Talk Show
      Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000

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      Subject: Castro Appears On Radio Talk Show

      Castro Appears On Radio Talk Show
      By ALEXANDRA OLSON .c The Associated Press

      VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) - Fidel Castro appeared on President Hugo
      Chavez's radio talk show Sunday, praising Chavez's efforts to change
      Venezuelan society and joining his host in a sing-along to a popular

      Decidedly off-key, the two leaders sang the chorus of ``Venezuela''
      at the end of a four-hour program that was at turns jocular and
      studious, mournful and combative. It was a demonstrative show of the
      close friendship between the 74-year-old Cuban president and the 46-
      year-old Chavez.

      ``I have confidence in you,'' Castro told Chavez. ``At this moment,
      in this country, you have no substitute.''

      Castro has been on a visit to Venezuela since Friday. He and Chavez
      were to sign an oil assistance pact Monday before he returns home.

      ``Hello President,'' Chavez's weekly call-in show, became
      ``Hello Presidents'' Sunday in a studio broadcast to Cuba and
      Venezuela from a place dear to both leaders: the Carabobo Battlefield
      where South American liberator Simon Bolivar defeated the Spanish
      colonial army in 1821.

      Fielding calls from Cuba and Venezuela, the two leaders denounced
      the Spanish colonialism of the past and a present-day economic
      colonialism they attribute to a ``unipolar'' economic order dominated
      by the United States. They demanded that Latin Americans work
      together to confront that order.

      ``The only way we can fight neoliberalism ... is to unite,'' declared
      the garrulous Chavez, who dominated much of the show.

      As an army paratrooper, Chavez led a failed 1992 coup here and was
      imprisoned for two years. Elected president in 1998, he has deepened
      ties with Cuba and overhauled political institutions in this oil-rich
      but poverty-stricken nation of 24 million people. His leftist
      coalition eliminated the old Congress and Supreme Court and dealt
      heavy blows to the two traditional political parties that ruled
      Venezuela for 40 years.

      Castro repeatedly has suggested during his five-day visit that his
      days as a Marxist revolutionary may be coming to an end, and he has
      all but anointed the leftist Chavez as a successor to lead a ``social
      revolution'' in Latin America.

      ``Cuba's history is Venezuela's history,'' Castro said of Cuba's
      fight for independence from Spain, and its struggle against the U.S.
      economic embargo. Chavez, in turn, compared his ``Bolivarian
      revolution'' to Castro's own 1959 revolution.

      Chavez fielded a plea for help from a Venezuelan caller who said he
      couldn't pay for his mother-in-law's medical bills because she didn't
      have social security. Worker complaints that Venezuela's government
      owes them billions of dollars in pensions constitute one of Chavez's
      biggest challenges.

      Chavez denounced corruption in past governments for a debt to workers
      he said surpasses Venezuela's $21 billion foreign debt. ``They robbed
      (the workers),'' he said, insisting his government would honor that
      debt. ``This is the first government with ethics.''

      Chavez and Castro joked about Cuba's 17-6 trouncing of Venezuela in
      a friendly baseball game Saturday. They also engaged in a studious
      discussion of Latin American history and the struggles of Bolivar and
      Cuba's Jose Marti against the Spanish.

      Outside, at the sun-splashed battleground, more than 2,000 people
      lined up at a tent where government agencies offered help ranging
      from issuing identification cards to dispensing health information
      and legal advice. The scene is played out every Sunday in Caracas,
      the capital, while Chavez hosts his show.

      ``I feel closer to this president,'' said Merly Escobar, 21, who was
      looking for help for her sick mother. ``I have faith in him.''
      AP-NY-10-29-00 1345EST

      Courtesy of:

      The Law Office of Jose Pertierra
      1010 Vermont Avenue, NW #620
      Washington, DC 20005
      202 783 6666


      from: jclancy@...
      subject: Fidel:Spain-Aznar instigated Cuban reaction at Summit
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      From: "Jose G. Perez" <jg_perez@...>
      Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000 Subject: [Cuba SI] Re: [cbiacs] Spanish press:
      Aznar instigated Cuban reaction at Summit

      >>According to the Spanish daily, El Mundo (12/01/00), Cuban press
      and television are currently carrying out a strong offensive against
      the government of Spanish President Aznar in which the ETA and
      Spanish State terrorism are equaled and the ongoing violation of
      human rights committed in Spanish prisons is denounced.<<

      This is, of course, a slander by El Mundo. There is simply no
      equivalence between the just struggle of the Basque people for their
      national rights --however misguided or counterproductive SOME people
      might consider SOME of their tactics of SOME of the Basque patriots--
      and the systematic campaign of extermination by the Spanish state
      against a people who have withstood millennia of foreign oppression.

      Fidel and the Cuban revolution will never stoop to the levels of
      putting an equal signs between the actions of henchmen and hangmen of
      an oppressor, imperialist country like Spain, and the entirely
      justified rage of an oppressed people like the Basques, no matter how
      much Cuban revolutionaries may consider a specific action ill-
      advised, or even counterproductive.

      We must remember, this whole "Basque" issue was cooked up at the last
      minute by the CIA to try to draw attention away from the capture in
      Panama of their agent Posada Carriles, who for nearly 20 years has
      used El Salvador as a secure base of operations for his terrorism.

      Cuba is only being the same as it has always been, siding with the
      just struggles of oppressed peoples, and doing so UNCONDITIONALLY,
      i.e., not demanding of the ETA or the IRA or the Vietnamese or the
      South African or American Blacks that they follow the same tactics
      and strategy Cuban revolutionaries might have pursued in their shoes.

      In doing this, the Cuban communists are doing no more than being
      faithful to the original Manifesto of their movement, written by Karl
      Marx and Frederick Engels more than one and a half centuries ago, in
      which they explain that the communists support EVERY revolutionary
      movement against the existing (feudal or bourgeois) ordeer of things.

      This, of course, could hardly be to the liking of El Mundo so they
      lie about the Cuban position, trying to make it seem opportunistic.
      But that is, really, El Mundo's problem. We all have our crosses to


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <cana11@...>
      To: <cbiacs@egroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 4:11 PM
      Subject: [cbiacs] Spanish press: Aznar instigated Cuban reaction at

      According to the Spanish daily, El Mundo (12/01/00), Cuban press
      and television are currently carrying out a strong offensive against
      the government of Spanish President Aznar in which the ETA and
      Spanish State terrorism are equaled and the ongoing violation of
      human rights committed in Spanish prisons is denounced.

      Last week, Cuba refused to sign a document at the Ibero-American
      Summit in Panama which condemned the use terrorism by the ETA. Cuba's
      official position on the subject is that "Cuba advocates a negotiated
      solution of the conflict which has unfortunately reached irrational,
      violent acts".

      The ears of Aznar must have been ringing as the Cuban press exposed
      a long series of facts regarding the fickle policies of Aznar and his
      games during the Summit. According to the daily, Aznar is attempting
      to transform Cuba's refusal to sign the resolution against the ETA
      into something similar to the blowing up of the Maine, in order to
      rally the Latin-American presidents behind the US policy of isolating

      The obsessive anti-Cuba posture of Aznar is being explained through
      a series of roundtable televised discussions made up by a panel
      of journalists and high officials in Cuba. Over 300 documented
      violations of human rights committed in Spanish prisons during the
      current government of Aznar were exhibited at length. The round table
      also exposed how the resolution was cooked up by Aznar and
      Salvador's President, Francisco Flores, during the latter's visit to
      Spain. According to the facts at hand, the Spanish government
      promised economic advantages to El Salvador Flores in return for the
      introduction of the anti-ETA resolution by Flores at the Summit.

      Meanwhile, the Associated press has reported that Cuba has sent
      four diplomatic notes to Spain requesting information about two
      Basque women who recently sought asylum at the Cuban Embassy in
      Madrid. The two were arrested by the Spanish police on Nov. 6 after
      they were turned down for political asylum by Cuba. Foreign Vice
      Minister Angel Dalmau said in comments that the Cuban government is
      concerned about their well-being and was seeking more specific
      information about the pair.

      press review by Luis Martin
      Carlos Balin~o Institute Oviedo, Florida Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    • Bill Howard
      ... From: John Clancy To: ; Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 10:52 PM Subject: [CubaNews]
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 1, 2001
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: John Clancy <jclancy@...>
        To: <CubaNews@egroups.com>; <jabraham@...>
        Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 10:52 PM
        Subject: [CubaNews] Fidel and Hugo on Radio show -Venezuela. Anzar

        >from: jclancy@...
        >subject: Fidel and Hugo on Radio Show Venezuela. Anzar
        > (Late but always respected history! -JC)

        Got anything from the future? ;-)


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