With other Cuban American bloggers saying they are sorry that they prematurely jumped on the "Castro is Dead" bandwagon that came through town about a month ago and vowing not to err in premature exhuberance again, I feel obligated to add my voice to the chorus and say that I too am sorry:
I am sorry Fidel Castro Ruz didn't die.
I am sorry he's "vivito y babeando."
There, I said it. I feel SO much better now.
And please if you hear any rumors abour Casto's Cuba, share then with the rest of us, without apologies or recriminations.
Since what happens in Cuba, stays in Cuba, the only way for truth to escape is through word of mouth and through unsubstantiated verbal reports- rumors.
It is not our fault that Cuba exists in an information vacumn, isloted and cut off from the rest of civilization or that its so called leaders are liars, propagandists and rumor mongers. We are not to blame that the international free press purpose in Havana is not to report the truth, but just not rocking the boat so they are allowed to stay for the impending memorial service.
I'm sorry about that too and that's why I'm here.