Fidel Castro embodies virtues and values worth emulation by all of us? Hell, Fidel Castro barely embodies Fidel Castro! I wonder what would happen if we held a three party presidential election and pitted a "Reagan" Republican, a "Dean" Democrat and a "Castro" Marxist against each other. Imagine the confusion as voters try to discern which is the Democrat and which is the Marxist.
Besides Morales, the former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro has been named “World Hero of Solidarity” and the late ex-president of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, will be honored as “World Hero of Social Justice.”
“What we want to do is present these three people to the world and say that they embody virtues and values worth emulation by all of us,” said D’Escoto, who like the socialist Morales is a staunch critic of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.
Still, I'm left wondering: just how common can our interest be with those of the U.N. if this is what they value?