Fidel Castro laying the wreath at Lincoln Memorial, during his visit to US, 1959
(Castro was a big fan apparently) "Taken (by the Cuban photographer Alberto Korda) several weeks after he assumed leadership in Cuba and a month before joining forces with Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro paid a visit to the United States in 1959 and laid a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. While Castro’s visit didn’t go as well as he anticipated (Eisenhower declined to meet with him on the grounds that he didn’t believe Castro would remain neutral during the Cold War), his admiration for Abraham Lincoln remained strong. While in power, Castro always kept a bust of Lincoln in his office, citing Lincoln’s devotion to “the just idea that all citizens are born free and equal” as a source of personal and professional inspiration."
While in power, Castro always kept a bust of Lincoln in his office, citing Lincoln’s devotion to “the just idea that all citizens are
born free and equal”
A lot of socialists admired Lincoln moreso than any other US President because Lincoln is recognized as a great emancipator of exploited people.
Karl Marx actually wrote a letter to Lincoln congratulating him on his reelection.
Interesting stuff this combination of ideologies sometimes.
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María Ignacia Aspillaga ganó la medalla de oro y se consagra como la nueva Campeona Sudamericana Escolar en los 80 Mts Planos
Foto: Cristóbal Martin/ IND
Friendly reminder that we're working with @pollodelmarfans to collect socks, underwear, toiletries, etc. for those in need! Never forget all parts of our community! This donation box will be here all the way through December 27th!
Havana (Cuba), an old car on the Malecón. From the photostory “Havana Club” on @Parallelozero website. America hit Havana well before diplomacy. Since a few years in fact, Raul Castro's perestroika is allowing foreign investements, small businesses and the buying and selling of real estates (even on the internet). So now-a-days, on the Malecon, Audi and Mercedes show off along the typical old Cadillacs, while elegant clubs have bouncers at the entrance in pure Miami style. Havana's new rich people live in the Miramar residential district, or in the exclusive El Laguito area: they are businessmen involved with the government, people who become wealthy thanks to the remittances from abroad but also artists, musicians and entrepreneurs in the tourism business. It's the new, restricted and creative Cuban middle-class, a group of privileged people who love to show off and wear fashioned outfits. They study in expensive private schools and hang out in exclusive clubs like the Espacio, Sarao's or the Cocinero, where a dinner may cost just like the monthly wage of a teacher. Here''s where the tropical marxism dream of a classless society comes to its end. "But our model won't surely be the US one" says a businessman sitting at the Carboncita restaurant. "It will rather be a kind of capitalism Chinese style".