The surprise, if any, is not that the aging president's health is failing, but that his official spokesman has made his illness known to the outside world. The public announcement seems not to have rattled the people in the streets of the capital for the time being. It is almost as if they've been expecting this moment, and its arrival has occasioned both relief and a vague feeling of inevitability.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Havana Remains Quiet
Havana- Response to the announcement of President Fidel Castro's death remains subdued in Havana. Police and Interior Ministry officials were said to be on high alert for any breakout of disturbances or demonstrations, but the city does not yet appear to have reacted to the news. Cuban blogger Havana Hombre reports that: