CUBA: Elections Are a Myth

In a typical wee-hour outpouring of words and schemes one day last week, Fidel Castro sat from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. with a Brazilian newsman and delivered a broadside of dictates. On democracy: "It never functioned in Latin America. Elections are a myth. The parliamentary system in Cuba reflected the old system, which we are now destroying. Elections now would be a step backward, with time and effort wasted in sterile discussions and theoretical considerations." On the economy: "Our aim is total direction."

In Castro's Cuba, disagreement with such doctrine has come...

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