The Pope and Castro: Brothers in Social Ethics

The Pope and Castro: Brothers in Social Ethics

Pope Francis will hold a private meeting with Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba later this month if the former president’s health allows it, according to three Vatican officials with knowledge of the matter. [Bloomberg News and Newsmax.com 9/10/15] “If Castro is...

A Letter to Cuba’s American Prisoner

Alan P. Gross Havana, Cuba Dear friend: That is how I am compelled to address you, because even though we have never met, we share a common bond: I too lived behind the iron bars now surrounding you in Cuba — in my case for 22 years. Like you, I was convicted by the...

Castro and Obama

At least for a few moments last week, we had the strange spectacle of President Obama sounding more like a collectivist than Fidel Castro. With the federal payroll in the United States up by 200,000 positions and the private sector down by 7.8 million jobs since the...

Castro’s Cuba at Fifty: No Freedom, No Fish

I was in Hollywood, Florida, on January 8, the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s triumphant arrival in Havana after shooting his way to power and ousting the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The morning newspaper at our hotel reported that Fidel Castro...

An Energy Lesson from Cuba and China

An unlikely political figure is willing to fight for lower gas prices. His name: Fidel Castro.He’s working with foreign investors, including China, to find oil off the Cuban coast, close to American waters.In contrast, American companies aren’t looking for...

Fidel Castro is a Communist

For fifty years the American left has promoted the image of Fidel Castro as a great humanitarian who has saved his people in a workers’ paradise. Here’s a fact: Fidel Castro is a communist. Period. Communists are not humanitarians. They are vile, brutal...

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