Fidel Makes Public Appearance
Steven L. Taylor
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Via the BBC: Cuban ex-leader Fidel Castro in rare public appearance.
Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months.
Mr Castro, 87, attended the opening of an art studio in the capital, Havana, on Wednesday night.
Photo at the link—he is really looking his age these days. Also, some video here.
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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He looks like a retired socialist Santa.
From the link
For most of that nearly half century the goal of our Cuba policy was to remove Fidel from power. That didn’t work very well, did it? One may hope Obama’s infamous handshake with Raul was a small step toward a more rational policy.