Wednesday, 22 July 2009

The Future for Venezuela and Honduras?

Fidel and Raul Castro are the biggest supporters of Hugo Chavez. They have all supported Zelaya’s return to Honduras as President.

So as a blogger, critical of the government, what would I (and most of you) have experienced if living in Castro’s Cuba? Generation Y might be the best known Cuban anti-Castro blog. I have read Yoani Sánchez’s blog occasionally, and she felt she had avoided sanction because of her profile. However, that has not always protected her. Venezuela is already moving rapidly in the direction of state political censorship, and if Zelaya succeeds in his aim of returning to power I suspect he will follow his mentors to move Honduras that way.

Why is Barack Obama sucking up to the Cuban regime? Not just on the Honduras affair, but a general movement of the American attitude. The Cuban government has not changed, there is not yet a liberation.

Yoani Sánchez is a blogger braver than any of us need to be; she has every right to call her accusers ‘cowards’. Let us hope we keep our freedom, and she gains hers. Thanks to Harry’s Place for the link.

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