|Kim Jong-Un shakes hands with Jose Ramon Balaguer, head of the Intl Dept of the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee in Pyongyang. (2013)|
However, thanks to the internet and Google news one has access to a wide range of information and the facts underline the continuing brutal and repressive nature of the dictatorship in Cuba at home and abroad.
For example the Castro regime's "solidarity" with brutal repressive regime's crosses ideological boundaries. In the 1970s and early 1980s the Cuban government had a solid working alliance with the Argentine military dictatorship at a time when the military junta was disappearing 30,000 leftists in Argentina. This is in the news again now because of new declassified documents that have emerged confirming the sordid relationship.
|Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone Ramayón with Fidel Castro Ruz|
While discussing North Korea government and the Cuban government's close working relationship one should also recall that in May of 2014 the official press engaged in a racist screed against President Obama. Below is a complete translation of the article in question taken from the blog One Free Korea:
May heaven’s punishment be visited on Obama, the world’s sole juvenile delinquentFollowing a formal complaint by the Obama Administration the dictatorship doubled down and defended the racist screed as the proper response to President Obama's addressing the human rights situation in North Korea during his visit to South Korea.
(KCNA, Tokyo) The DPRK’s official news agency, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), announced a variety of reactions of citizens of the DPRK to the National Defense Commission’s statements on Obama’s visit to South Korea.
My innards were twisted and torn when I saw Obama’s ugly mug.
Dark head-dome and dull gray eyes, cavernous nostrils, thick-lipped maw, the more I gaze at him, the more I see him as a monkey in a primeval African forest.
His shape is like a beanstalk, and he scampers about with his arms flailing beside him, and scurries whenever he rides on a airplane or stands on a platform. It’s phenomenal how similar he looks to a monkey.
I am sure Obama is a monkey and doubt he is a human, because he behaves badly at every occasion, like a monkey who can’t stay calm and swings his red butt, and climbs up this and that tree and picks fruit, or picks up food from the ground.
He is unworthy to gorge himself in the south [Korean] land he has crawled into. Now he is casting his greedy eye at the north [Korean] land.
The more I see of him, the more convinced I am from his looks, behavior, and his cross-breed blood, which is impure blood, that Obama is born of a monkey.
One who is far from being a politician, and is instead an ugly sub-human, should not dare stab his finger at our dignified independent state, our republic the people’s paradise, like a raven arguing that he is whiter than the heron.
Obama is a failure and the scum of the ages without any status or right to speak filth (literally, chew the rag) about us.
Obama remains like a monkey even though the human race has evolved for millions of years. What is the habitat of such a man?
He is suitable to live among a troop of monkeys in the world’s largest African animal park, and licking at the bread crumbs tossed by onlookers.
Obama must immediately go into a monkey’s nest, carrying food over his shoulders, before he falls into contempt in the divine human world.
That is the only good way to hold on to the remainder of his life.
Communists have a long history of unsavory alliances with racist regimes stretching back 75 years to the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany in 1939, therefore the racist rants of the North Koreans should not come as a great surprise. However, that the dictatorship in Cuba that rules over an island with a populace which in its majority is of African descent would be defending this openly racist dictatorship and collaborating so closely with it should give one pause in the media campaign to rehabilitate the image of the Castro regime.