Carter meets Castro about jailed US citizen

Published on News Scotsman, April 1, 2011.

Former US president Jimmy Carter shared a joke with Fidel Castro on a groundbreaking visit to Cuba. However, Mr Carter, 86, was unable to win the release of a US government contractor, held in jail for 16 months.

He spent hours talking about improving ties with brothers Raul and Fidel Castro, 84, describing the latter as an “old friend”. Raul, 80, became president of Cuba while his brother was convalescing. Washington officials had hoped Mr Carter would leave Havana with USAID worker Alan Gross, jailed this month for 15 years for bringing communications equipment into Cuba. He was arrested in December 2009.

However Mr Carter said: “The Cuban officials made it very clear to me before I left home that the freedom of Alan Gross would not be granted” … (full text). 

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Retour à Casto: 3 vidéos en français, publiées dans Utolib, le 15 mai 2010: En 1992, Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997), économiste et philosophe, s’entretenait avec Dominique Bollinger (prod. CNDP). Il évoquait notamment l’inanité de la “logique” capitaliste, la maîtrise du monde et la marche vers une société autonome (partie 4/6), l’éducation à l’autonomie (partie 5/6), la liberté individuelle et la démocratie (partie 6/6).

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