Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Teresa May, Vladimir Putin, Justin Trudeau, and Michelle Bachelet are not attending the bloody dictator’s funeral.
There’s a ban on alcohol, music and nightlife.
— Nic Robertson (@NicRobertsonCNN) November 29, 2016
You can be sure the Comités de la Revolución are keeping track of who goes.
So what really was Fidel’s Cuba? A huge tick – sucking blood for sixty years. First, during the years of the Soviet Union, turning the country into a client state of that defunct system for a few billion dollars a year; enough to keep people fed, well mostly. Then the USSR fell and the tick crawled elsewhere in the desperate search of lifeblood – and those were terrible years, called the “Periodo Especial” in Cuban nomenclature (google it). Rickets, nutritional-deficiency-induced blindness. Starvation. Then along came Hugo – a product of the temper tantrum that paid huge dividends, and the tick latched on. Until Venezuela dried up – this article is the most poignant I’ve ready for a while. But I also wrote one that went viral, “The Suicide of Venezuela” that could have as easily been called a homicide, perpetuated by warden Fidel.
I’ll be on Silvio Canto’s podcast tonight at 8pm Eastern. Will add the link later today.
Linked to by Doug Ross. Thank you!