Castro’s Hearse Breaks Down

Castro Hearse

&The hearse carrying Fidel Castro’s remains broke down during the funeral procession yesterday:

An almost amusing sight at Fidel Castro’s funeral procession: the car carrying his remains reportedly broke down and had to be pushed by soldiers.

The vehicle was reportedly Russian-built.

And from a BBC reporter:

A fitting end for the leader of a country who purported to govern based on a failed ideology.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Liberal Capitalist says:

    Slow news day… nothing happening here in the US.

    Too bad there’s not a fake news shooting or some wackadoo appointment to shake things up.

    Yep… smooth sailing the next 4 years.

  2. Gavrilo says:

    Cuba has the best healthcare system in the history of the universe and a literacy rate of 105%.

  3. Gustopher says:

    What else could go wrong with the funeral? Oh, shit, he’s not really dead is he?

  4. Tyrell says:

    Reports are the windup spring broke.