Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Last Days of Fidel

The best evidence that Fidel Castro is dying comes not from his inability to attend his birthday celebration or his disappearance from the spotlight. It comes from a fact, buried deep within this article, that his likeness now appears across Cuba. Castro long avoided having his image put up. That honor was given only to deceased revolutionary leaders such as Che Guevara or Camilio Cienfuegos. We can read this sudden shift to be an admittance within Cuba that the era of Fidel is in its last days.