Saturday, March 19, 2005

Fidel Castro ko gussa kyu.n ata hai...

Furious at being included in Forbes Magazine's list of the world's richest people, Cuban President Fidel Castro lashed out at the "infamy".

"Once again, they have committed the infamy of speaking about Castro's fortune, placing me almost above the queen of England," Castro said in a speech to top officials of Cuba's ruling Communist Party, military and police.

"Do they think I am (former Zairian President) Mobutu (Sese Seko) or one of the many millionaires, those thieves and plunderers, that the empire has suckled and protected?" he said in reference to his capitalist archenemy, the United States... (- via Marginal Revolution)

Of course, contrary to popular perception, Fidel Castro's unbelievable wealth (Forbes puts it at $500 Million) does not come from the $1,000,000,000,000 bill he stole from C. Montgomery Burns. Most of it comes from state-owned companies that are into retailing and pharmaceuticals among other things that El Presidente very un-communistically controls. Reminds you a bit of this guy, doesn't it?

ยกEl Duffo o la muerte!


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