Missing Dictator Special

“He’s not dead, he’s, he’s … resting!” Apologies for the Monty Python reference, but it rings true for a couple of Communism’s stalwarts. In Cuba, the Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square) no longer bears witness to marathon speeches from Fidel Castro. Up to a million local residents were ‘encouraged’ to stay for the entire duration of ‘inspirational’ speeches lasting many, many hours, standing in the shadow of the memorial to José Martí, Cuba’s national hero for his role in the battle for independence from Spain. Lining the square are imposing buildings such as the National Library and…

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