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Cuba: On Castro's latest message

Categories: Latin America, Cuba, Governance, Politics

Divergent views on the most recent message from Fidel Castro, published in Granma this past Tuesday: Pastor Batista, from Las Tunas Cuba, said (ES) it “made millions of Cubans and people in other latitiudes VERY HAPPY [1],” while Luis M. Garcia questions Castro's referring to himself in the message as “Comandante en Jefe” – “Does this mean that Cuba now has two comandantes en jefe? Or has there been a second, hitherto secret proclamation from someone taking away the title from little brother Raul? . . . . Banana republic, anyone? [2]