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Cuba: Birthday Candles

Child of the Revolution notes that “every August 13 without fail, the official Cuban media celebrates Fidel Castro’s birthday by trying to come up with ever more ridiculous ways to describe the man who ruled his 11 million subjects with an iron fist for close to half a century.” Yoani Sanchez adds: “I notice the same attempts to associate the questionable actions of a man with something more enduring: the Nation.”

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