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Almost nothing to be named after Fidel to avoid cult of personality in Cuba

Thursday, December 29th 2016 - 05:44 UTC
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 Fidel Castro's name can only be used for artistic purposes, historic research or political rallies. Fidel Castro's name can only be used for artistic purposes, historic research or political rallies.

Cuban lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill whereby nothing shall bear the name of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who passed away November 25 last. No monuments or buildings shall be erected in his honour either.

 Incumbent Cuban President Raul Castro, 85, said that the bill merely respects the will of his deceased older brother, who shall remain nonetheless an omnipresent figure after taking power in 1959,

Fidel was always against almost anything named after him. However, he did make an exception that would allow artists to use his name, people to cite it at political rallies and workplaces, and for a research institute on his role in history to bear his name. He also decreed that his name and image not be used for commercial or advertising purposes.

It is yet un clear what penalties would be imposed on those breaking the anti cult of personality law.


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  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina could learn a few things from this particular Cuban policy.

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 11:17 am +4
  • Kanye

    Fidel Nostrils

    You are the only thing I know that is named after Fidel Castro - and it's against his wishes!

    @Fidel Nostrils

    “So tell us how many times where you ruthlessly dumped that got you to hate Argies so much? Please don't say you don't, your posts exude that feeling and you use every single article in this forum to rail against Argentina, whether the article has anything to with it or not”

    This is too funny!

    What a hypocrite you are.

    Every one of your posts these days is a deflection rant denouncing “Anglos” and spewing your bigotry and hate for the nation's and people you loosely associate with that 'ethnicity'.

    You could not have stuck your foot in it any deeper!!

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 03:43 pm +3
  • Marti Llazo

    Fidelito, your intellectual capacity and argentinicity keep you from understanding the subtle difference between “criticism and ridicule” and “hatred.”

    You may note that I did not suggest either rock-throwing or shooting people in the streets. Your comment is yet another invention, a practice in which you excel. Re-read my comments and you will observe that I insisted upon the release of hordes of specially-trained stoats to ferret out the Kirchnerista weasels who throw stones from the sidelines.

    Fidelito, your participation here has given us all greater cause to laugh at that which is argentine, and you have provided a wealth of targets for derision. No doubt you will continue to do so.

    Perhaps we can use this note as a point of departure to contrast the difference between the Perón and Kirchner personality cults here, and the decision of the Cuban government to avoid such pedestrian populism.

    You there, in the back of the room. I see that you have a comment on this personality cult question. Tell us your thoughts.

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 03:53 pm +2
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