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Let the young heir be seen to rebel a little

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament.

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

None of the experts contacted by Associated Press could recall another “no” vote in the 612-seat national assembly, which meets briefly twice a year and usually approves laws by a unanimous show of hands.

One pretty hand among that multitude could safely, even profitably, remain at rest.

6 comments to Let the young heir be seen to rebel a little

  • PersonFromPorlock

    Born: July 27, 1961. Not so young.

  • Mr Ed

    PfP Under Socialism, youth is eternal, ask Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko. I believe that the Polisario Youth Wing extended to age 40.

  • Nick (natural genius) Gray

    Did she actually abstain, or was she too small for her hand to be noticed? On these vital questions, we need answers now, dammit!

  • Paul Marks

    Notice the lady only opposed the thing because it “did not go far enough”.

    We must have MORE anti discrimination stuff!

    Execute anyone who has a non P.C. thought!

    My Father and Uncle are Capitalist-running-dogs!

  • Jake Haye

    Oh wait, aren’t leftists always bleating that the various socialist shitholes around the world aren’t “really” leftist?

    And yet that bill sounds like something straight out of the Guardian or some idiotic leftist ‘think tank’.

  • Richard Thomas

    PfP: I guess it’s relative. (See what I did there?)