I suppose when international leaders speak out AGAINST Castro, it’s not important enough to be covered widely. From the ÄŒeskÃ© noviny, the only place I could find this story:
Former Czech president Vaclav Havel called for greater international solidarity for the benefit of freedom and human rights in Cuba, at the start of a two-day meeting of the International Committee for Democracy in Cuba (ICDC) in Berlin. Havel addressed his appeal mainly to the European Union.
“Everything that serves human rights and freedoms must be paid attention,” Havel said.
He stressed the importance of international support, referring to his personal experience from opposition to the former regime in Czechoslovakia.
The ICDC brings together politicians and intellectuals. It was created on Havel’s initiative four years ago. Its members include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar and Nobel Literature Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa from Peru.
“Europe should catch up with the United States in its effort at human rights,” Havel said in an allusion to the EU’s effort to compete with the USA mainly in the economy.
He clearly pointed to the EU’s years-long disunity on the totalitarian regime in Cuba.
The Czech Republic and some other post-communist EU member countries are among the major critics of the Cuban regime and refuse to cooperate with it while some western countries are more accommodating towards the regime of Fidel Castro.
Maybe the reason for a lack of coverage is the self-important MSM can’t pronounce ÄŒeskÃ© noviny?