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Chavez meets with Fidel and Raul in Cuba

Posted November 26, 2009 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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Original article from Radio Guantanamo

The Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, met on Tuesday, in Havana, with Hugo Chávez, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who finished an unofficial visit to Cuba.

Chávez had lunch and talked with Comrade Fidel on Tuesday noon, November 24, and during the afternoon he met with the President of the Council of State, Army General Raúl Castro, who received him at the “José Martí ” International Airport. He exchanged with the leader on the collaboration of both countries and saw him off at the airport on his return trip.

According to a note by the National Television News, the Bolivarian president’s visit, as usual, was very pleasing to Cuba, and meetings took place in the fraternal atmosphere that characterizes relations between both peoples and their governments.

Important issues of international character, in particular the ALBA Summit, scheduled to be held in Havana in December were discussed, as well as the extensive and fruitful bilateral ties, which constitute an example of joint cooperation, underlines the source.   

Member Comments

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On November 26, 2009, publisher wrote:

Radio Guantanamo is one of many of the Communist government controlled media outlets.

I find it interesting that the government controlled organization characterizes the Castros as “The Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and Army General Raúl Castro Ruz”.

I guess Raul works for Fidel?

Then of course one has to ask why Chavez traveled to Cuba. What did he need to do or say or see in person that he couldn’t do by phone or video conference?

Anyone getting the sense that Fidel might return as President? I have been getting that vibe for the past several weeks.

Move over Raul and shut up. Your big brother is coming back to power and, as usual, there isn’t anything you can do about it.

I’m sure Fidel thinks that what Cuba needs right now is inflammatory rhetoric and old school fear and ideology, not the pragmatism and simple management of Raul.

Fidel knows that Cuba is in serious financial trouble and that people need to be distracted from their daily grind of finding food and pretending to work for the government.

C’mon Fidel, let’s see what you got!

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On November 26, 2009, Marek wrote:

“Then of course one has to ask why Chavez traveled to Cuba. What did he need to do or say or see in person that he couldn’t do by phone or video conference?”

Well.. how about “have a private conversation”?  Phone / video / internet - all interceptable by the US intelligence services.

“Anyone getting the sense that Fidel might return as President? I have been getting that vibe for the past several weeks. Move over Raul and shut up. Your big brother is coming back to power and, as usual, there isn’t anything you can do about it.”

No. None. Fidel will not return to government. He has stated it on at least one occasion - he also mused openly as to whether he would still be alive by the end of Obama’s first term.

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On November 27, 2009, paul wrote:

Marekonson reaffirming why I gave him that monicker.

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On November 27, 2009, publisher wrote:

“Well.. how about “have a private conversation”?  Phone / video / internet - all interceptable by the US intelligence services.”

That darn Imperial power.

“No. None. Fidel will not return to government. He has stated it on at least one occasion - he also mused openly as to whether he would still be alive by the end of Obama’s first term.”

And Fidel never lies.

PS Paul, I deleted your youtube code. You can copy and paste a youtube link but not the code.

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On November 27, 2009, paul wrote:

Thank you Pub, I wanted to delete those posts pretty bad smile