“The revolution has no time for elections.” ?Really?

On May 1, 1961, Fidel Castro officially abolished multiparty elections and declared that Cuba was a socialist state.  Castro stated that, “The revolution has no time for elections. There is no more democratic government in Latin America than the revolutionary government.”  Really?!  A BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) journalist reported that Castro’s revolution seems to be popular with the 99% – but not the wealthier classes whose land and property were confiscated.  The announcement was made shortly after Castro’s victory at the disastrous US-led Bay of Pigs invasion.  (Photo by BBC)

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