Another possible ‘misquoted’ remark that is surely in the future to be corrected, just like when he said communism didn’t work.
It was a casual remark over a lunch of salad, fish and red wine but future historians are likely to parse and ponder every word: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us any more.”
Fidel Castro’s nine-word confession, dropped into conversation with a visiting US journalist and policy analyst, undercuts half a century of thundering revolutionary certitude about Cuban socialism.
That the island’s economy is a disaster is hardly news but that the micro-managing “maximum leader” would so breezily acknowledge it has astonished observers. Continue reading