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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Western Hemisphere: Cuba; Sao Paulo

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: WESTERN HEMISPHERE: CUBA; SAO PAULO


"Nothing New In Havana"

Center-right national circulation daily O Estado de S. Paulo (2/26)
editorialized: "The consolidation of the Cuban gerontocracy
evidences that the only thing that the Castro brothers have really
to offer is more of the same thing. The only suffering that ended
for Cubans is that of having to hear Fidel Castro's four-hour
speeches.... As long as Fidel is alive and can exert tutelage over
the regime, Cuba will perpetuate his catastrophic legacy.... Decades
of misery, fear and hopelessness have transformed one of the world's
most exuberant populations into a worn out society. Neither in the
Soviet Russia nor in Mao's China had apathy reached comparable
levels. The Cubans are living in a political and economic
hibernation from which they will not get out of soon. The people's
indifference in view of Sunday's tragicomedy in Havana summarizes
the five decades of insanity of the 'irreplaceable' Fidel Castro."
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