Former US Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights and a former political prisoner in Cuba, Armando Valladares, says the Left should be ashamed of itself for its support of Castro through the years (subscription likely required).
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But his poisonous legacy will also include the double standard by foreign governments, intellectuals and journalists who fought ferociously against the unspeakable violations of human rights by right-wing dictatorships, yet applauded Castro. To this day many of these intellectuals serve as apologists and accomplices in the subjugation of the Cuban people. Rafael Correa, the recently inaugurated president of