From Think Mexican;
From The Christian Science Monitor;
But here’s the thing: Guillen got something right about Castro. And that something is the very reason he’s in trouble.
It’s correct that Castro, against long odds, has defied US efforts to oust or kill him for decades. There was the hapless US-sponsored invasion (Bay of Pigs), the crackpot schemes (exploding sea shells intended for his diving spots), and straightforward economic pressure (economic embargoes).
Nothing worked. And that has driven a succession of US presidents to distraction, while only increasing the animosity of an expatriate community that has waited so long to celebrate his demise.
This same week a teacher, Brooke Harris, was fired for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin, the boy who was murdered by a neighbourhood watch captain George Zimmerman. According to WMCTV 5;
PONTIAC, MI (NBC/WDIV) - Former literature teacher Brooke Harris claims she was fired from Michigan's Pontiac Academy for Excellence for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin.
The teenage Martin was fatally shot in a
"I feel bad for my kids," Harris said. "I feel bad that now not just society is underestimating them, but so is the woman who is supposed to be looking out for their education."