Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fidel Castro honored for tech leadership

From ACN:
Fidel Castro Awarded Computer Club Prize

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 12(acn) The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, was awarded Thursday by the Computer Youth Club in Havana, for being the father of this movement in Cuba. Fidel was also given a painting as a present.

Also awarded the prize were Cuban president, Raul Castro, for his confidence in Cuban youth and to the Minister of Informatics and Communications, Ramiro Valdés, for his constant work for the development of this program.

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So the question is: Which award is more hilariously ironic?
  • The award for being the "father of the computer movement" that went to Fidel Castro, who imposed censorship on the Cuban people for so many decades?
  • The award for "confidence in Cuban youth" that went to Raul Castro, who just oversaw the restructuring of Cuban government that removed a number of the youngest Cuban Cabinet members and other young leaders from their positions.

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