I heard about the death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata last week. His hunger strike, helped along by mistreatment at the hands of the Cuban government, led to his death.
01 March 2010
I was not aware that at the same time, Cuban leader Raul Castro was being feted by Mexico's Felipe Calderon.
There is a sad history of apathy toward the crimes of the Castro regime. The trend continued last week and Mr. Calderon had the misfortune of having Zapato, a longtime non-violent protester, die during Castro's visit. He should have known better and demonstrates that he is no statesman by his actions.