The Romney campaign had previously attacked the president after the State Department approved a travel visa for Mariela Castro, calling the decision a "slap in the face" of Cubans. The Obama campaign later dismissed Romney's criticism as "bluster. Mariela Castro is a gay-rights activist and the head of Cuba's National Center for Sex Education, and had petitioned to attend a panel discussion on sexual diversity in San Francisco. A vocal advocate for same-sex marriage in Cuba, she also attended an event at the New York Public Library.
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Cubans were glued to their TV sets Sunday as new video of their elusive President Fidel Castro was aired, and they also got to hear his voice live and unedited for the first time in over a year as he spoke by phone with one of his strongest Latin American allies, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The minute video was edited from, what government sources say, was a four-hour meeting between Castro and Chavez in Havana on Saturday. It shows the two seated in the same nondescript room where the Cuban leader has been receiving a select group of foreign dignitaries since undergoing intestinal surgery in July Castro is wearing a track suit jacket in the Cuban colors red, white and blue, over dark colored pajamas and sitting on a cushion on a hard backed chair. Castro was lucid, animated and appeared to be thoroughly enjoying his conversation with Chavez as the two discussed Guevara's revolutionary exploits. Before ducking under the hood of a car, he added, "Fidel obviously feels he has nothing to fear from Chavez.
New video shows Chavez, Castro chatting in Havana
Several Western television channels broadcast it. It was a simple meeting, a simple conversation with the attentive and omnipresent Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. As, as proof that the video was filmed recently, the timely showing of a date Saturday January 27, on a document the two men exchanged. We invite you to discover the Associated Press report that lasted over three minutes.
Alarm bells are sounding in Washington, on Wall Street and around the world over President Hugo Chavez's latest moves to consolidate his Bolivarian Revolution in oil-rich Venezuela. He is — we are told — shutting down a television station, creating a single-party state, nationalizing key industries including some major oil projects, threatening perpetual re-election and vowing to impose "21st century socialism. On the surface, it seems to Chavez's critics that he is finally doing what they have long predicted — creating a totalitarian state in the image of his mentor, Fidel Castro. But the situation in Venezuela is a little more complex than what many in the media and the establishment make it out to be.