Thursday, March 20, 2014

Como los viejos tiempos

Our Sal, he was a good ol' comrade;
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on March 11 received Cuba’s First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who led the country’s delegation to the inaugural ceremony during which Bachelet assumed the presidency.
During the positive encounter, Díaz-Canel conveyed greetings from President Raúl Castro and expressed Cuba’s willingness to renew and expand relations with Chile, not only on the diplomatic level, but in the areas of economy, trade and cooperation.

....Díaz-Canel reported that during his short visit to Chile, he additionally met with representatives of several organizations promoting solidarity with Cuba and freedom for the Cuban Five. He expressed the country’s gratitude for these efforts and his desire to strengthen ties with these groups.
They're supporters of Cuban intelligence agents who were convicted of espionage and conspiracy to commit murder against American citizens in Florida.

During his stay, Díaz-Canel paid his respects to deceased President Salvador Allende and long-time Communist Party leader Gladys Marín at Santiago de Chile’s main cemetery.
"Two great friends of Cuba, two unforgettable personalities … We cannot overlook this tribute which enriches the strong ties between our peoples," Díaz Canel concluded. 
We'll bet Senora Bachelet would like to forget the way Allende ended his term--voted 81-47 to be impeached, by the Chilean congress in 1973, for acting unconstitutionally.

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