Takes up U.S.-Cuba relations, Cuba's role in the fight against apartheid rule in South Africa, the overthrow of the Grenada revolution, and the social consequences of the foreign debt in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In this interview with Professor Elliot and Congressman Dymally, Castro speaks directly to the American people on issues of vital importance, such as Nicaragua, Grenada, El Salvador, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the economic crisis now brewing over Latin America's inability to pay its foreign debts. His solution to the latter problem is not to tax U.S. citizens more but to divert 12 percent of military expenditures toward cancellation of that debt, thereby preventing upheaval and the suppression of democracy. As for Cuba, the longevity and literacy rates now compare favorably to ours and the nutritional level is the highest in Latin America. Recommended for general collections.Louise Leonard, Univ. of Florida Lib., Gainesville