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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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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. Read full article


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  • Marti Llazo

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

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Fidel_CasTroll

    Ha, and in the other thread your were bitching about rock throwing.

    How come over there instead of yet again criticizing Argentina, didn't you say something like “North Americans could learn a few things from this particular Argentine habit: it's much more civilized than using automatic assault rifles against people in the streets”.

    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.

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • 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 - Link - Report abuse +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 - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    Well the Argentine version has inspired an interesting reaction...

    I am waiting to read about somebody cutting the hands of statues of Peron.

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • EscoSesDoidao

    What a refreshing story. Hat's off to the Cubans.

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    There's even more pictures here...

    I'm surprised Kamerad/Komrade Rique hasn't come in to decry the lost opportunities for public employment repairing the damage. Macri of course won't be wasting public money on them.

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    the fact that rock throwing seems to be more popular in Argentina than using an assault rifle is purely a matter of economics...the Argies can't afford assault rifles....maybe they could learn to use the good ole slingshot ?

    But going back to the topic subject, perhaps they decided to rule that Fidel's name cannot be used to designate buildings or monuments, because 1) it isn't likely they'll be building any new ones, as they have no money, and 2) all those that exist are already named after him...

    Dec 30th, 2016 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @JB “......the Argies can't afford assault rifles....”

    You're just being silly there. It's a matter of availability (almost zero, though the drug traffickers are certainly coming up with them) and general understanding that it's really not such a good idea.

    If you follow the news here you do see occasional references to drug related gangs with some serious automatic weapons. If you read the vernacular, here is a recent headline (ametralladora is machinegun but it's loosely used here to describe assault rifles as well)

    “Detuvieron a dos armeros sospechados de proveer a narcos de la Villa 1-11-14: tenían un arsenal con más de 60 pistolas y ametralladoras”

    You can see the pictures from that article and bear in mind it's not such a terribly isolated sort of thing in the north

    Dec 30th, 2016 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    You're right, was just taking the piss out of Fidelito for his lame comparison. The Brazilian drug traffickers have access to just about any weapon of their choice, from Paraguay, and by the look of it (the link) the same goes for the ones in buys just about anything. I fully agree that the ready availability of assault rifles, or sub machine guns (in gun stores), is not a good idea, but the contraband of such weapons seems to be something that the Brazilian (and Argentine) governments have been less than efficient in trying to curb.

    Dec 31st, 2016 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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