November 19, 2008 7:12 AM

Commentary: Why Castro fears Obama administration

Since Nov. 4, Cuba has been experiencing a bad case of the "Obama Blues." The election of the first African-American president of the United States was conspicuously downplayed by the Cuban media. President-elect Barack Obama's victory went unheralded in


, the official mouthpiece of both the government and the ruling Communist party; it was relegated to the back pages. On the streets, however, ordinary Cubans were reported to be exultant. All of a sudden, the Cuban people no longer hated the "enemy."

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