Humberto Fontova

The oldest gay-rights organization in Latin America is taking Fidel Castro to the International Court of justice in The Hague for “crimes against humanity.”

“What?!” snort the “enlightened.” This clown got the news exactly bass-ackwards! In fact, last week Fidel Castro apologized graciously for his regime’s past mistreatment of gays. His graciousness has been accepted graciously by all enlightened parties. The AP, Reuters and CNN picked up the story and it went media-viral. Any Google search finds it in spades. Where have you been, Townhall?”

The “news” agencies to which Fidel Castro bestowed Havana “press” bureaus indeed ran with his “apology” regarding his historic jailing, torture and murder of gays. But true to their Cuba-“reporting” the MSM has completely “overlooked” the World Court complaint by Brazil’s Grupo Gay da Bahía, which is to say, what prompted the apology in the first place.

Again, true to form, the MSM pack—yipping, yapping, tails wagging, tongues hanging -- followed the snickering Castro’s every cue as he led them off the trail of this damaging accusation in the World Court. Again, dutiful to their mission as outlined by Castro upon granting their Havana Bureaus, they rushed to bark up every wrong tree and report bald misinformation.

“Castro, 84, said he was busy in those days (of repressing Cuban gays, as documented here) fending off threats from the United States, including attempts on his life, and trying to maintain the revolution that put him in power in 1959,” dutifully reports (i.e. transcribes from Castro’s hand-out) Reuters.

“What threats, Mr Castro?” a genuine reporting agency might ask him. “The forced-labor camps and torture-chambers, for Cuban gays went up in 1965. Yet on Oct. 1962 the U.S. vowed to –not only refrain from molesting you—but to protect you. “We ended up getting exactly what we’d wanted all along,” snickered Nikita Khrushchev in his memoirs regarding the Missile “Crisis” resolution: “security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey. Until today the U.S. has complied with her promise not to interfere with Castro and not to allow anyone else to interfere with Castro. After Kennedy’s death, his successor Lyndon Johnson assured us that he would keep the promise not to invade Cuba.

Humberto Fontova

Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit