Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Gotta Love the Ticos

Oscar Arias, president of Costa Rica, recently cancelled a meeting with Cuban Vice-President Carlos Lage because - get this - Lage took some topics of the table. In particular, Arias wanted to send a message to Raul - if he inherits command of Cuba look for a democratic transition.

Of course, this was not approved by Lage, and Arias said he would not have anyone telling him which topics he can or cannot discuss so he cancelled the meeting. Reminds me a bit of a past Salvadorian president who had the balls to stand up to The Bearded Stooge. Why don't we have any of those here?

You can read the story in Spanish here. If you find it in English (I didn't) please post it in the comments.

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