[Marxism] Irrational Exuberance

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 31 09:24:25 MDT 2008

Fidel Castro and Ricardo Alarcon are Marxists.
So is Jose Ramon Machado Ventury, if memory 
serves, and Marxism is one of the founding
sets of ideas of the Cuban Communist Party.

Perhaps some define Marxism in another way?

Walter Lippmann
Los Angeles, California

Cuban VP Receives Delegation of Brazilian Workers’ Party

HAVANA, Cuba, July 18 (acn) Cuba’s First Vice President Jose Ramon
Machado Ventura met on Thursday with a visiting delegation from the
Workers’ Party of Brazil (PT) that is led by its president, Ricardo

The group is in Cuba at the invitation of the Cuban Communist Party
(PCC) and it also includes the PT’s General Secretary, Jose Eduardo
Cardozo, and its Secretary of Foreign Relations, Valter Pomar.

In their meeting, Berzoini – on behalf of PT members – congratulated
Cuba for the 50th anniversary of its Revolution and praised the
achievements of the Caribbean country in sectors such as education,
health, culture and sports. He also gave Machado Ventura a message of
support from Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

For his part, the Cuban VP thanked the PT for its solidarity with
Cuba and said that this visit is an important step towards the
strengthening of bilateral relations between the PT and the PCC.

Also present in the meeting was Fernando Remirez de Estenoz, head of
the Foreign Relations Department at the Central Committee of the PCC.

The PT delegation concludes its visit to Cuba on Friday after a
program that included meetings with political and government leaders
and with members of social and grass-root organizations.

Wow. I didn't realize that there were Marxists that supported Lula.

     Los Angeles, California
     Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
     "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"

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