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In the early years of Castro`s rule, Cubans who fled
into the Mexican embassy (for their very lives,
firing squads awaited them outside) were extorted
shamelessly by Mexican diplomats. Many of these swine
became wealthy from the racket. Nowadays there`s nothing
to extort from Cuban asylum-seekers —so the decision is
easy. Castaneda turns them OUT!
The Mexican and Castroite
cooperated from day one. They have much in common.
That wealth might be earned rather than stolen
or extorted has never occurred to either. Recall the
title of Evelyn Waugh`s book on the
glorious Mexican state in the 1930`s: "Robbery
Under Law." As they say: birds of a feather…..
But here`s the most nauseating implication of this
sorry and (totally predictable) embassy episode: that
any Cuban would prefer to live in Mexico than in Cuba!
You never saw that pre-Castro, believe me.
Indeed, far from what Castro and his Beltway and
Academic amen-corner say and write, pre-Castro Cuba had
standard of living than Belgium and Italy in 1958,
and experienced net immigration.
That`s where the antipathy of the Mexican press and
government toward Cuban-Americans stems from; it`s an
inferiority complex. They feel much more comfortable
with Cuban Communists—the thieves and cutthroats who
turned Cuba into a pesthole even worse than their
Humberto Fontova is the author of
Helldiver`s Rodeo described as "Highly
entertaining!" by Publisher`s Weekly, as "A great read!
" by The Rocky Mountain News, and as "Just what the
doctor ordered!" by Ted Nugent.
April 04, 2002