The Last in History’s Line / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on March 14, 2014
Cuba has always been the last in line in terms of positive results
compared to the rest of Latin America. By a wide margin we were the
last ones to abolish slavery, and also the last to achieve
decolonization from Spain.
After a half century of trying out a prosperous and honest republic, we
had a “revolution” that immediately stopped being such in order to turn
into the iron dictatorship that we currently suffer, exceeding half a
century of totalitarianism.
After Fidel Castro’s arrival to power in 1959 began the tumultuous
period for Latin American countries in that failed effort to export the
revolutionary model. After the communist threat covered the rest of the
continent like an ominous shadow, the answer, also negative, as a
solution for moving away from Castro’s Carribean Stalinism was the
establishment of more dictatorships that captured, tortured and
assassinated anyone who opposed them.
After years of governing, those dictatorships were surrendering power
because of social and international pressures.
We, as good Cubans, also will be the last to free ourselves of the
“monarchical” regime of the Castro brothers.
Lawton prison settlement. March 2014.
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