Cuba seems to be preparing for the death of one old guy with another old guy.
Every July 26, Cuba has a revolution celebration where Fidel gives an hour long speech, during which the people apparently reply “Fi-del! Fi-del!” This year, the cheers instead were for Raúl Castro, who unlike his 80-year-old brother, is a spritely 76.
Highlights from Raúl’s speech:
- Cuba is open to dialogue with the next U.S. president.
- The Cuban military is more prepared for a U.S. attack than ever.*
- Adults should be able to drink milk, too.
- Cuba needs to address food production.
Has anyone else noticed Communist countries tend to have trouble growing enough food for themselves?