Elio Delgado Legon

Raul Castro, Daniel Ortega and Nicolas Maduro. File photo: telesurtv.net

HAVANA TIMES — US imperialism has always pinned its hopes on young people in countries with governments they don’t like, because they have progressive governments who are determined to make their people as happy as they can be and not to hand their countries over to multinational corporations which will only bleed them dry and impoverish them with neoliberal policies.

Cuban youth have been subjected to different kinds of infiltration techniques and they have all been reported and rejected by Cuban young people themselves because they are well aware of the methods that Imperialism’s agencies use, who hide their real intentions of the hungry wolf who wants to devour nations dressed up as sheep, under the guise of different names.

Venezuela and Nicaragua are two examples of how Imperialism and the international Right are working against the Leftist governments we have in the region.

In Venezuela, they unleashed an economic war of shortages in complicity with the country’s extreme Right so as to blame the government for the crisis and giving the people incentive to overthrow it. As this strategy didn’t lead to the results they were hoping for, they called for violence on the streets, where terrible, atrocious acts were committed (people were even burnt alive), provoking chaos nationwide. However, this didn’t lead to the results they wanted either.

They were asking for elections to be moved forward for a long time, hoping they could win and bring about a change of government which is what Imperialism needs. However, when the government proposed that general elections be held, they didn’t agree and some Right-wing groups didn’t even take part because they had lost so much prestige with their destabilizing actions, so much so that it would have been impossible for them to win the election.

As a result, President Nicolas Maduro was reelected, as was to be expected, with a larger majority vote than in the previous elections. In spite of that, Imperialism and Right-wing groups continue to try and destabilize the country by placing sanctions and spreading untrue and biased information, which has even fooled the European Union.

In Nicaragua’s case, everybody knows that President Daniel Ortega won the elections quite recently with over 70% of the vote, after having held the presidency since 2007. The country he received was poverty-stricken and it slowly recovered under him, with sustained GDP growth and extreme poverty rates falling constantly, all of which were the results of previous governments’ neoliberal policies.

Under the Sandinista Front government’s rule, Nicaragua has been Central America’s safest country and the most advanced economically-speaking. However, the international Right and Imperialism haven’t forgiven it and took advantage of the government’s new social security reforms to kick off a protest which different US agencies (such as USAID, the NED, the NDI and CIA) have been working on ever since Daniel Ortega was elected.

Initial protests relating to the reforms policy (which was immediately revoked) turned into violence by groups who had been trained to fulfill this mission, with home-made weapons and molotov cocktails, which have caused countless fires at state-owned and even private buildings and have also taken the lives of approximately 200 people, including policemen and firemen. However, reactionary press claims that these deaths are the result of police repression, when the truth is that these criminal groups have done so much damage because the police haven’t intervened as efficiently as they should have.

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the crisis in Nicaragua today has been provoked and organized by Imperialism’s forces who specialize in so-called “soft coups” and this is something that Latin America’s most renowned political analysts and experts are confirming. People who are naively, or deliberately, echoing the reactionary press’ fake and biased news stories don’t know (or maybe they do) the damage they are doing to the Nicaraguan people, 70% of whom support the Sandinista Front and their president Daniel Ortega.

The Nicaraguan crisis is just Imperialism and the international Right’s latest attempt to reverse every Leftist process in Latin America, using every means possible, from accusing the Left’s main leaders without any evidence, turning this into a real witch hunt, to bringing about violent coups like they did to Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, which the Honduran people are still suffering the consequences of.

Let there be no doubts, this is a low-intensity war to empower the Right in Imperialism’s “backyard” at any cost, so they can then obey its orders. Latin American youth, be on the alert, don’t be fooled, just like our Cuban youth haven’t been over all these years!

[Editor’s Note: Elio gives us a clear picture of how the Cuban government and media see the current conflict in Nicaragua.)


Elio Delgado Legon

Elio Delgado-Legon: I am a Cuban who has lived for 80 years, therefore I know full well how life was before the revolution, having experienced it directly and indirectly. As a result, it hurts me to read so many aspersions cast upon a government that fights tooth and nail to provide us a better life. If it hasn’t fully been able to do so, this is because of the many obstacles that have been put in its way.

27 thoughts on “Cuban Youth Will Never Be Fooled

  • Invito al señor Elio Delgado Legon que antes de escribir acerca de Nicaragua, venga al país y se movilice libremente por el territorio y pregunta qué piensa el pueblo de Daniel Ortega y su familia.
    Acaso ser revolucionario nos permite tener patente de corso?
    Hace falta guillotina para que un Robespierre condene a la decapitación a tanto corrupto que usted ahora defiende.
    Usted y otros muchos que se llaman socialistas han sido responsables de la debacle del socialismo, en la que muchos elementos que mantienen una verborrea contra el imperialismo, los consideran revolucionarios, y son tan defensores del capitalismo salvaje como cualquier empresario de una empresa zona franca como las que están instaladas en Nicaragua a quienes la Constitución y la Leyes Laborales les vale una pendejada. Tipos como usted ha parasitado todo el tiempo haciendo creer que son marxistas-leninistas.
    Si la base económica del socialismo es la propiedad social sobre los medios fundamentales de producción, por favor señale usted (ya que conoce mucho a mi país) las empresas (o medios fundamentales de producción) que el Estado nicaragüense administra.
    Demuestreme usted que aquí existe un gobierno socialista, dirigido por revolucionarios. Por favor no me vayas a salir que socialismo es entregar una libra de arroz y frijoles, una gallina y un cerdo.
    Talvez yo no entiendo porqué tanto”crecimiento” económico, y Nicaragua continúa siendo el país más pobre sólo superado por Haití.

  • But despite the reality of your comment Bradley, Elio actually writes in his delusion that the communist and socialist administrations of which he is so enamoured and which he describes as “progressive”,
    “are determined to make their people as happy as can be.”
    Such self-deception illustrates how communist propaganda can erase all powers of observation and logic. To suggest that the Castro totalitarian State cares one whit about the happiness of the Cuban proletariat is nonsensical. Life under the current regime results in Cubans having to endeavour daily to survive, I have yet to witness the happiness Elio suggests among those patiently waiting for up to 45 minutes to purchase a 5 peso 200 gm loaf of bread at the empresa, those waiting for the permuta and those crammed like sardines into converted sixty year old trucks described as a buses, heading up the pitted Autopista towards La Lisa in Havana and being stopped for inspection at the check points by the State Police.

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