Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cuba’s Fidel: The Most Well-Foretold Death

I want to share with you a very interesting article from Havanatimes.org, a very unbiased source (overall) publishing from within Cuba. It really explains a lot about the Cuban reality through a rumination on the never-ending rumours about Fidel Castro's death that eminate - usually - from Miami's anti-Castro Cuban expatriate community. The last spate came on New Year's Eve, if I recall correctly, and was all over Twitter. This particular piece does not originate with Havanatimes.org, but has been translated into English with authorization from a BBC Mundo article.

The Havanatimes.org site is required reading for anyone interested in Cuba. In their articles they are not afraid to either praise - or criticize - what is happening on the ground in Cuba today.

ronnie

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Ezra said...

He's may not be popular with Cubans in Miami but he still has a lot of supporters at home.

12:07 PM  
Blogger ronnie said...

It would seem so, from our experience.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Brent McKee said...

The degree to which the Miami Cubans are out of touch with what's going on 90 miles from them beggars the imagination.

2:26 AM  
Blogger ronnie said...

Brent: Astute observation. However it's interesting that the newer Miami Cuban-heritage generation(s) who didn't personally experience the revolution have very different feelings and want the "war" against Cuba to end so they can visit/have access to extended family there.

8:14 PM  

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