Blogging. It’s not just for those pesky kids anymore. Now even retired dictators are getting into the act.
Apparently Fidel Castro is now padding a resume already stuffed with revolutionary and el presidente. A message bearing Fidel’s signature about changes made to the Cuban government by his brother, current president Raul Castro, was posted on the website CubaDebate.cu yesterday.
Reuters had reported that the government shake-up made by Raul "firmly put his stamp on the Cuban government," and that he "cast aside prominent figures linked to older brother Fidel." Fidel’s post disputed both notions.
Under the headline, "Reflexiones del compaÃ±ero Fidel: CAMBIOS SANOS EN EL CONSEJO DE MINISTROS" (or, "Reflections of Comrade Fidel: HEALTHY CHANGES IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS"; Fidel must have picked up the all-cap style from overzealous Craigslist posters), he writes that the cabinet members who had been replaced had not been given positions by him in the first place, and that he had been consulted about the changes.
Fidel then spent the rest of the time discussing issues surrounding the Cuban team in the World Baseball Classic, which starts March 5.
Curious to find out more about Fidel’s thoughts on the Cuban roster, I turned to trusty Google to automatically translate Fidel’s post.
"I do not agree that now is mixed with gossip Ball Classic which is next to begin. I said it very clear that our athletes were young baseball and men frontline of homeland or death."
Yes, Google, he said it very clear indeed.