In recent weeks Cuba’s official media has been trying to constantly bring the figure of Fidel Castro to the foreground. Again I hear “this idea was our commander-in-chief’s” or simply “our beloved commander-in-chief…” Recently to celebrate September 28th* the blocks were bedecked with posters of his figure. Like a multi-colored flag his face was repeated over and over in every one of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDRs) in the area where I live.
I don’t like it.
*Translator’s note: The founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution is celebrated on this date.
30 September 2013