26 August 2007
Fidel seems to be recovering
The grand old man, Fidel Castro Ruz, seems to be recovering from the bout of intestinal illness that forced him to hand over power in July of last year. This will annoy the exiles in Miami no end. In Spanish they are dismissed contemptuously as los gusanos (the maggots), but they are taken seriously as an electoral force in the USA. However, as far as internal Cuban politics are concerned, all they do is howl impotently.
The 1st January 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Wouldn't it be marvellous if Fidel were still alive then to take the salute?