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December 02, 2007

Media: Cuba is a Demcracy, Right? [krakatoa]

You know, in the age of Cronkite, Rather, Brokaw, Jennings et al... I honestly believe the pro-Tyrant spin was all done with a wink and a nod.

They knew that Cuba and Iraq for instance, were not Democracies, and when they duly reported the election results, everyone was in on the joke at the expense of big bad U.S. of A.

I'm having a hard time reading this article as anything other than coming from a true believer in what the author has been spoon-fed all through J-school and devout viewings of Michael Moore flicks.

Members of municipal assemblies in Castro's home province of Santiago nominated him for parliament, known as the National Assembly. If he agrees to be a candidate and is re-elected during national elections Jan. 20, Castro will remain in the running for another term as Council of State president.
Cuba elects National Assembly members every five years. Several weeks after a new slate of members is chosen, parliament convenes to choose the Council of State. Castro has held the council's presidency since it was created in 1976. Previously Cuba's prime minister, he has been the nation's unchallenged leader since leading a successful revolution 1959.

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