MEXICAN PRESIDENT ERNESTO ZEDILLO delivered a diplomatic disaster at the IberoAmerican presidential summit recently held in Havana Zedillo railed against Cuba's oneparty system, offending an ally of more than 40 years, trampling over Mexico's long-held tradition of non-interventionism and conveniently ignoring the Institutional Revolutionary Party's 70-year reign in Mexico. Highlights:
"There cannot be sovereign nations without men and women who can fully exercise their essential freedoms."
-- Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo on Cuban democracy (Associated Press).
"We do not feel offended."
-- Cuban Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alejondro Gonzolez (Reuters).
"We know what our people think, We have scientific methods to know their opinions."
-- Cuban President Fidel Castro (Chicago Tribune).
"it's obvious we are in the presence of something unprecedented."
-- Cuban dissident leader Elizardo Sanchez San tacruz (St. Petersburg Times)
"We are starting to change a long tradition of hypocrisy and double-speak by the Mexican government."
-- Mexican historian...