Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
For Cuba watchers, July 26 has a special meaning.
This is the day 57 years ago that Fidel Castro and all his brainwashed subordinates attacked the Moncada barracks marking what would be the Revolution that would enslave Cuba for decades.
Now in 2010 Fidel’s business model is a complete failure yet some people still believe in/are hypnotized by the bullshit.
Today Cuba is such a mess that the President nor the former President have enough balls or courage or support to even SPEAK at the anniversary of the Revolution. How much shame can they live with oppressing the Cuban people?
At least there is some free press in Cuba… American press and Paul Haven is doing a good job summing up the current events…
SANTA CLARA, Cuba — A B-team of socialist speakers spent Cuba’s Revolution Day bashing the United States for everything from its drug consumption to the war in Iraq to its military support for Colombia, portraying Washington as the great villain in world affairs.
But the day was more notable for who didn’t address the crowd — President Raul Castro never took the lectern, brother Fidel Castro was a no-show and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez canceled his trip to Cuba altogether. It was the first Revolution Day in memory in which neither Castro spoke, leaving some in the crowd and on Cuba’s streets disappointed and perplexed. No reason was given.
The Castros often use July 26 — the most important date on Cuba’s calendar — to set the agenda for the coming year and announce major changes. A spate of public appearances by the 83-year-old Fidel after years of seclusion had fueled speculation he would be onstage with his younger brother and possibly even address his compatriots.
Apparently Raul was having too much of a good time to bother with addressing the Cuban people.
What a mess. He’s going to have to do more than release political prisoners to save his job.