The death of Fidel Castro brought mixed reviews over the week-end.
People who escaped his despotic rule in Cuba were dancing in the streets of Little Havana in Miami for at least two days.
As one tweet from the American right said, “Cubans who know celebrate Castro’s death. The American alt-left weep and praise the murderous, oppressive, brutal dictator.”
Yet, our own prime minister, in Madagascar trying to look good on the world stage, praised this tyrant who forced people into exile and nationalized businesses for his improvements to health care and education.
I know when someone dies they often become good, but our prime minister was mocked and his remarks were described as shameful and embarrassing.
Trudeau did agree there were concerns about human rights.
Cuba’s state-run media is, of course, running non-stop tributes.
There will be a nine day mourning period, during which time loud music and celebrations of his death are banned.
Let’s hope the next generation of Cubans can open a door to democracy.
Let me know what you think.