Castro Denounces Media Deception, Lies
By Prensa Latina
October 23, 2012 "Prensa
- -- Oct 22 - The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel
Castro, said today that although many people in the world are
deceived by the media which is almost completely in the hands of
privileged and wealthy owners who publish garbage, generally
speaking, people are less and less taken in by such lies.
"All it took was a message to the graduates from the first
course of the Victoria de Girón Institute Medical Sciences to
set it off", the Cuban leader said in a note published at the
Cubadebate website entitled "Fidel Castro esta agonizando" (Fidel
Castro is on his deathbed).
In the article, Fidel also noted that the news agencies "added
the most unusual stupidities in their dispatches." Similarly, he
stated that Spain's ABC newspaper had reported that a Venezuelan
doctor, "residing who knows where," claimed that the Cuban
leader had suffered a massive embolism in his right cerebral
Fidel pointed out that the doctor had insisted, "I can say we
will not see him again publicly," and added that "nobody likes
to be deceived, even the most incorrigible liar who is waiting
for the truth to be told."
Fidel Castro pointed out how "in April 1961, everybody believed
the news published by the wire services that the Bay of Pigs
mercenary invaders were on their way to Havana, when in fact
certain of them were struggling to board boats back to the
Yankee warships that had escorted them."
The Cuban leader added, "people learn and resistance is growing
against the capitalist crises that recur with increasing
frequency; no lies, repression or new weapons, will prevent the
collapse of an increasingly unequal and unjust system of
In another part of his note, Fidel Castro referred to the
October missile crisis and how agencies had identified three
culprits: "Kennedy, a newcomer to the empire's leadership,
Khrushchev and Castro. Cuba had nothing to do with nuclear
weapons, nor the needless slaughter at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
perpetrated by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, where the tyranny
of nuclear weapons was established. Cuba was defending its right
to independence and social justice," the revolutionary leader
In the final paragraphs of his remarks, the Cuban leader said "I
enjoy writing and so I do, I enjoy studying and so I do. There
is plenty to do when it comes to knowledge. Never, for example,
have the sciences advanced at such astonishing speed."
Fidel Castro stated that he stopped publishing his Reflections
"because my role is certainly not to take up space in our press,
which is devoted to other tasks required by the country."
"Vultures! I don't even remember what a headache is. As an
evidence of what liars they are, I am furnishing some photos
along with this article," the Cuban leader stated.
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