News and Document archive source
copyrighted material disclaimer at bottom of page

NewsMinecoldwar-imperialismsalvador — Viewing Item


Cuba criticizes reagan for salvador war { June 7 2004 }

Original Source Link: (May no longer be active)
   http://news.bostonherald.com/national/view.bg?articleid=30971&format=text

http://news.bostonherald.com/national/view.bg?articleid=30971&format=text

Cuba lambasts says former President Ronald Reagan should ``never have been born''
By Associated Press
Monday, June 7, 2004

HAVANA - Cuba harshly criticized former President Ronald Reagan and his policies on Monday, saying he should ``never have been born.''

In the first reaction to Reagan's death from the communist government, Radio Reloj said:

``As forgetful and irresponsible as he was, he forgot to take his worst works to the grave,'' the government radio station said.

``He, who never should have been born, has died,'' the radio said.

The statement did not mention Cuba's relationship with the United States under Reagan, a staunch foe of communism.

It also did not mention Reagan's decision to order U.S. forces to invade the tiny Caribbean country of Grenada on Oct. 25, 1983, because Washington feared the island had grown too close to Cuba.

Since the early 1960s, Cuba and the United States have been without diplomatic relations, and Cuba has been under a U.S. trade embargo. But relations between the two countries were especially tense when Reagan was in office from 1981-1989.

Radio Reloj lambasted Reagan's military policies, especially the ``Star Wars'' anti-missile program. The initiative, launched when the Soviet Union still existed, rejected a long-standing doctrine built on the idea that neither superpower would start a nuclear war out of fear of annihilation by the other.

The radio also criticized Reagan's policies in Central America, where Washington backed a counterrevolutionary rebel army that fought against the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. The United States also supported a conservative government that battled Marxist guerrillas during El Salvador's civil war.

``His apologists characterize him as the victor of the Cold War,'' the radio said. ``Those in the know knew that the reality was not so, but rather (he was) the destroyer of policies of detente in the overall quest for peace.''

( Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. )


Chomsky salvador { December 7 1990 }
Cuba criticizes reagan for salvador war { June 7 2004 }
El mozote massacre { December 10 1981 }
General cleared churchwomen deaths { November 3 2000 }
Generals connected to soa found liable for torture { July 23 2002 }
Genocide { March 31 1980 }
Killing 4 women not policy { October 19 2000 }
Murdered nun case refused { June 5 1998 }
Negroponte knowledge of 1980s death squads { March 21 2005 }
Nuns raped murdered
Nuns [jpg]
Pentagon considers salvador option in iraq
Prey for nuns [jpg]
Rapist murderers of nuns in elsalvador released { July 22 1998 }
Romero { March 24 2002 }
Salvador commie threat just poor people { January 29 2007 }
Salvador newsclips { October 22 1987 }
Suit filed oscar romero death { September 17 2003 }
Time line { July 18 2002 }
Torture victims win { July 24 2002 }
US considers salvador option for iraq { January 10 2005 }
Us role death romero { March 24 2002 }

Files Listed: 22



Correction/submissions

CIA FOIA Archive

National Security
Archives
Support one-state solution for Israel and Palestine Tea Party bumper stickers JFK for Dummies, The Assassination made simple