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Henry Kissinger. D.R.

Con el fin de realizar mejor nuestro trabajo de aceptar la opinión de diversas personalidades, incluso aquellos por las que no sentimos simpatía – lo que se llama ética periodística – le habíamos pedido una entrevista al Dr. Kissinger con el fin obtener su testimonio acerca de su larga carrera política que hizo historia, incluso para alguien que no es un buen hombre. Después de mucho tiempo ignorando nuestras peticiones, hemos recibido su respuesta felicitándonos por nuestro profesionalismo, pero eso no era nada más que una manera de esquivar la cosas como loa ha hecho usted toda su vida. Aunque usted nos ha dado las gracias por nuestro trabajo de investigación, junto a su curso, nos preguntamos si esto es un cumplido o un insulto para nosotros y para muchos de aquellos que son nuestros lectores. Su negativa no sorprende porque sabemos de su capacidad para eludir…

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14/08/2014 à 08:42 Par Marie Villacèque
Fidel Castro en 1972 à La Havane. Fidel Castro en 1972 à La Havane. © HO / LA PRENSA / AFP

Garde du corps du Comandante pendant dix-sept ans, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez, aujourd’hui en exil en Floride, évoque dans un livre récent certains aspects stupéfiants de la vie de son ancien patron, qui vient de fêter ses 88 ans, le 13 août.

La Havane, Palacio de la Revolución, fin 1988. Membre de l’escorte personnelle de Fidel Castro depuis douze ans, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez introduit un visiteur prestigieux dans une pièce contiguë au bureau présidentiel. Il s’agit du général José Abrantes, ministre de l’Intérieur. Contrairement à l’habitude, el Comandante demande à Sánchez de ne pas enregistrer la conversation.

Au bout de deux heures, trouvant le temps long et poussé par la curiosité, le garde du corps met un casque et commence à écouter ce qui se dit dans la pièce à côté. Et ce qu’il entend le laisse sans voix, abasourdi, pétrifié par la surprise. Castro est tout bonnement en train de donner à Abrantes son feu vert à une opération liée au narcotrafic.

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cuba intelligenceWASHINGTON, July 17 (RIA Novosti) – The agreement between Russia and Cuba to reopen a Soviet-era intelligence facility in Lourdes near Havana is a way for Russia to « get back at the Americans » in light of Moscow’s strained relations with Washington, Tom Wheeler, an independent political expert and former South African diplomat, told RIA Novosti.

“The reached agreement indicates that Russia is intent on extending and increasing its interests and influence in the backyard of the US – in Latin America,” said Wheeler, former South African ambassador in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkey.

“In the context of the US sanctions over Ukraine, this is a way of ‘getting back at the Americans,” he said.

Russia’s Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the deal during his visit to Cuba last week. Putin denied the information.

The USSR’s largest facility of this kind opened in 1967 and allowed to control American radio and telephone communications. The facility shut down in 2001 due to financial issues and a request by the US.

“The tense relations between Russia and the US over Ukraine make such an agreement with Cuba as a near neighbor of the US unsurprising,” Wheeler said.

“[The fact that] the US has not restored normal relations with Cuba after nearly 60 years makes such an agreement even more likely,” he added.

The former diplomat added that stories of nations spying on each other have become commonplace since the case of the National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who published secret US government documents last year, gained publicity.

“If anything, this could raise the temperature between the US and Russia even more,” he said, adding, “Everybody is doing it. Why should anyone be surprised?”

Cuba remains one of Russia’s key allies in the region, with trade between the two nations topping $200 million last year. Last week, Putin also signed a law writing off 90 percent of Cuba’s unpaid Soviet-era debt.

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