HAVANA, CUBA – There’s news out of Havana about Fidel Castro.
Cuba’s former president appeared in public over the weekend to silence rumors that he’s dead. Castro showed up to vote in Cuba’s parliamentary elections that require you to cast your ballot in person, unless you’re a cigar-chomping hold-over from the Cold War. Then you get a pass to vote from home, like Castro has done since getting sick back in 2006.
This time, though, El Jefe Maximo turned up at the same polling place where he’s voted since 1976. He talked to people, and made nice, just like all murdering dictators like to do when their cameras are rolling.
The last time El Comandante appeared in public was ten months ago when La Papa paid a visit.
And in case you’re wondering who Castro voted for: don’t. There’s only one slate of candidates, which the Communist Party selects.
Dictators hate surprises.