Fidel Castro's 1995 reception in France by President Mitterand was probably the high watermark of the favorable reputation he has enjoyed abroad. Mrs. Mitterand, an unabashed admirer of his (who has visited Cuba several times), believes that Castro is "nothing like a dictator" and his government accomplished the "summit of what socialism could do." Paul Hollander: Political Pilgrims. Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society Epic.
Sláva Daubnerová sa v novej hre inšpirovala absurdným prípadom, keď žena štrnásť rokov týrala susedov opernou hudbou.