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OPINION: How many Caribbean politicians are still Cuban assets?

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By Sandra Bynoe

May 31, 2022

The Cubans spent 50 years finding foolish young international students who showed signs of being attracted to communism and making them assets of the Cuban State. 

Walter Rodney was a Russian/Cuban asset, and he managed to convert dozens of Caribbean students to become Cuban assets. Moreover, he was a rank communist himself, and he managed to instil and instal that regime in many of his students.

Maurice Bishop was a Russian asset, but he was controlled by the Cubans, who viewed him as one of their greatest assets. Bishop took over Grenada in a Russian instigated coup that the Cubans fronted. It brought great embarrassment to the Cubans when the Americans kicked them out of Grenada. Bishop was murdered, and the take over of the whole Caribbean by Russia’s nominee, Cuba, was thwarted. When Bishop died, the Russians issued a postage stamp with his face on it, and they regarded him as a hero.

Students studying in Cuba, including Nicholas Maduro, Venezuela’s current president, were trained to go home and await the opportunity to take control of their countries. They were called sleepers and were dormant until activated by their paymasters, and they were paid and supported, every last one of them.

Cuba preferred to have students who were ‘turned’ in other countries in foreign universities because they were one removed and were, therefore, less likely to be exposed. That’s where Walter Rodney came in. He had an excellent record with Cuba for rates of conversion; he turned more students to Cuban assets than anyone else.

Cuba was always a Russian nominee; it intervened in numerous international conflicts during the Cold War. The Russians used Cuba to hide their expansionist aims. For Cuba to gain a footing in countries, they sent medical and military aid, doctors nurses to backward foreign countries. The interventionist policies of Cuba on behalf of Russia during the Cold War were controversial and resulted in isolation. Always willing to interfere in the internal affairs of developing countries, Castro justified intervention in foreign conflicts by stating: “Our Revolution is not a revolution of millionaires. Instead, it is carried out by the poor and is one who dreams of ensuring the well-being of our own poor and all the poor in this world. And that is why we talk of internationalism.” Fidel Castro was a known scumbag who lived the Royal life in Cuba, owning an offshore island with a palatial house and estate and several large yachts, and even his own money-laundering bank in London. The Cuban people have been enslaved and remain enslaved until today.

Under Soviet instruction, Cuba extended support to indigenous groups fighting for independence in Algeria and the then-Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique, as well as to the governments of newly-independent African countries like Benin, Republic of the Congo (then Congo Brazzaville), Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Mali. However, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and facing economic difficulties during the Special Period, Cuba’s methods of military intervention were severely affected. They no longer could rely on the Soviet Union’s instruction and funding. As a result, Cuba instead adopted other ways of intervening in foreign territories.

Perhaps nothing to do with that above, but one may ask why at least two Caribbean leaders have been adored and adorned with Cuba’s top award for communism. 

Ralph E Gonsalves is the second Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leader to have received the award from Havana in one month

Late last month, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit received the award and praised Havana for “holding fast to the ideas and ideals of Jose Martí, to the revolutionary spirit of Ché Guevarra and the vigour and vision of Comrade El Presidente Fidel”.

Both leaders were presented with the award by President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel.

I would like to know if there is any truth in what I have seen written by other writers from time to time that Gonsalves is an honorary member of the Cuban Communist Party?

What services or assistance to Cuba triggered these awards? Nothing is for nothing!

Despite my own opinion that Gonsalves and Skeritt are ****** *****, I am not expressing or implying that either is a Cuban asset. Instead, I am asking questions because many will apply the equation ‘if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck.’ But please keep an open mind on the matter and ask your family and friends for their opinions.

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Sandra Bynoe

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  1. William Harriss says

    A very interesting read, certainly makes one think

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