The Institute of World Politics was recently mentioned—along with the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, and its current holder, Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz—in Anólan Ponce’s article in the Cuban-American Spanish-language newspaper, the Miami-based El Nuevo Herald.
Entitled “Las inversiones en Cuba y el amor a la patria” [Investing in Cuba and patriotism], the piece argues that investment in their communist-occupied homeland by Cuban-Americans will server primarily to bail out a regime whose Marxist economic policies destroyed the nation’s economy. Mr. Ponce quoted Dr. Chodakiewicz’s article, “Carbon Copy Communism,” which demonstrated that the communist regime in Poland followed the same blueprint that the Castro regime is attempting to implement now by wooing exiled businessmen. The goal was not only to obtain Western cash, but also to utilize the diaspora to spread propaganda that the communist system is allegedly no longer a totalitarian dictatorship. In other words, Havana is attempting to pull off a great deception operation.