"We Will Keep Trying, Unrepentant, Forever"

Authors

  • Ricardo Alarcón

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-059-10-2008-03_6

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Abstract

Soon after joining Cuba's Foreign Relations Ministry, in the early 1960s, I learned about Victor Rabinowitz and Leonard Boudin. Before meeting them I already knew how much Fidel admired and respected these two distinguished American lawyers, who were representing Cuba in the midst of a very complex and difficult confrontation and a very uneven one.…At the time I didn't imagine that I was going to be sent to New York to my first and only diplomatic assignment. It was not exceedingly easy to begin a diplomatic career, or any career for that matter, at the top and to transform yourself in a couple of years from a student of philosophy into the youngest ambassador ever at the UN. It did not help that I was representing a country that was almost completely isolated in the Western Hemisphere.

Published

2008-03-06

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Articles