[Marxism] Fidel Castro: "I am the one responsible for the persecution of homosexuals that took place in Cuba"
binesi at gvtel.com
Tue Aug 31 16:59:28 MDT 2010
This interview with Mexico's /La Jornada/ is interesting for the
admission by a leader of the Cuban Revolution of his responsibility for
persecution of homosexuals in the 1960s--a first, perhaps--though it
skirts the fact that persecution continued (homosexuals who left Cuba in
the Mariel flotilla in 1980, for example, were branded
"counterrevolutionaries"), and while Fidel's self-criticism seems
genuine, his pointing to the difficulties the young revolution faced,
including CIA attempts to assassinate him, spread dengue fever, and so
on, hardly justify the antigay bigotry of the governing party's policies
five decades ago.
So far as I know, this interview appears so far only in Spanish.
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