Friday, March 06, 2009

El terror en Cuba.

Las destituciones de Lage y Pérez muestran el terror dirigido a todos los otros en la nomenclatura, no tan solo al ciudadano de a pié. El mensaje es bien claro, apoyo sumiso a Raúl o defenestración.

The Ides of March in Cuba

On March 2nd 2009, eight members of the nomenclature in Cuba were ousted from their positions in key government posts of Raúl Castro’s government. In this sweeping purge, the ax fell on two prominent figures: Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque and Vice President Carlos Lage, whose role was that of Secretary of the Council of Ministers.

In an article by Marc Lacey, published in the International Herald Tribune on March 4, 2009, the following was quoted, as written by Fidel Castro with regards to the re-structuring of the Cuban government: "The honey of power, for which they had not sacrificed at all, awoke in them ambitions that led to an undignified role (papel indigno). . ."

The soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March," has forever imbued that expression with a sense of foreboding, as written by Borgna Brunner, The two long term servers of the Castro brothers probably did not have Ides of March premonitions earlier this year.

Raul has been instrumental in imposing terror in the past. In 1989, he masterminded the elimination of two rivals: General Arnaldo Ochoa that was put to trial and executed by firing squad, and General José Abrahantes that was also put to trial and sentenced to prison, where he died of a heart attack.

This March ousting of Pérez and Lage, accused of playing undignified roles, is equivalent in Cuba to psychological death. It is simply a new phase of terror. The message is loud and clear to anyone that had been thinking of instilling changes within the government ranks.

Gonzalo Fernández

I have written “Estados Financieros”, UTEHA, México, third edition, 1966. I am a co-author of the "Handbook of Financing Growth", Marks, Robbins, Fernández and Funkhouser, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New Jersey, 2005.


Post a Comment

<< Home