Spanish Pundit (II)

marzo 16, 2007

MSN.es bias on Cuba

Filed under: Cuba,Derechos Humanos,medios de comunicación,reflexiones — Nora @ 10:01 pm

I was reading this afternoon the MSN Spanish portal and found this piece of news:

Cuba will celebrate parliamentary elections this end of the year.

It begins:

Cuba will celebrate parlamentarian elections between the end of this year and the beginning of 2008, elections in “exceptional circumstances” which could reelect the convalescent leader Fidel Castro, said on Thursay some parlamentarians.

Cubans renew each 5 years the National Asambly of the Popular Power, the Parliament, which chooses afterwards the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers.

With this description any one can consider that Cuba is a perfect democracy. Of course, the normal random about the “fight against imperialism” is included and is said nothing about the real Cuban situation. But if you read till the end, it says:

In Cuba all citizens who are older than 18 years can vote. The vote is, however not compulsory.

WOW, what a very interesting freedom: it’s not compulsory to vote to the unique party:

The only legal party is the Communist, of which the First Secretary is Castro and the second, his brother Raúl. To be parliamentarian it’s not required to be affiliated to the Communist Part.

The last parliamentary elections were held on 2002.

Looks like Cuba is a model of democracy. And someone wonders after about Spanish pro-Cuban stand?


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