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warpig
09-08-2010, 05:20 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100908/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_cuba_fidel_castro_5


HAVANA Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba's communist economic model doesn't work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago.

The fact that things are not working efficiently on this cash-strapped Caribbean island is hardly news. Fidel's brother Raul, the country's president, has said the same thing repeatedly. But the blunt assessment by the father of Cuba's 1959 revolution is sure to raise eyebrows.

Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, asked if Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to other countries, and Castro replied: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore" Goldberg wrote Wednesday in a post on his Atlantic blog.

He said Castro made the comment casually over lunch following a long talk about the Middle East, and did not elaborate. The Cuban government had no immediate comment on Goldberg's account.

Wei Wu Wei
09-08-2010, 06:19 PM
Just read the Atlantic article it's actually very interesting he has a lot to say, and is very vocal against Ahmadinejad using anti-semitism to push his politics and denying the holocaust.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/09/fidel-to-ahmadinejad-stop-slandering-the-jews/62566/

Rockntractor
09-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Just read the Atlantic article it's actually very interesting he has a lot to say, and is very vocal against Ahmadinejad using anti-semitism to push his politics and denying the holocaust.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/09/fidel-to-ahmadinejad-stop-slandering-the-jews/62566/

Grab you a kayak and head on down, he may need a chamber boy!

patriot45
09-08-2010, 06:33 PM
Grab you a kayak and head on down, he may need a chamber boy!

Did you mean "chamber pot" !?

:D

Lager
09-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Maybe the chamber boy holds the pot?

hazlnut
09-08-2010, 07:01 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100908/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_cuba_fidel_castro_5

Great article. Interesting points about the watering down of communism.

Tourism is one of their main sources of income, but they only get 2 million visitors a year.

marv
09-08-2010, 07:23 PM
All they have to do is buy up all the different antique auto restorer's catalogs, and get to work. Cuba could make a fortune - might even be able to buy some food!

patriot45
09-08-2010, 07:25 PM
All they have to do is buy up all the different antique auto restorer's catalogs, and get to work. Cuba could make a fortune - might even be able to buy some food!

All the best 57' chevys were made into boats already! :D