Mandela Lauds Castro as Visit to Cuba Ends : Diplomacy: ANC leader cites the Communist revolution and says, 'We, too, want to control our own destiny.' | The Los Angeles Times

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“Mandela, president of the African National Congress, arrived in Cuba from Jamaica on a Latin American tour. He left to lobby Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela to maintain sanctions against South Africa’s white minority government even though the United States has lifted them. He is also urging support for his call for a national unity government in Pretoria to supervise elections and constitutional reform.” Full story here.

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“Yes, he would go and do business with the West, but ideologically he would always be first with Castro and independence leaders in Africa.”