HAVANA TIMES — Granma, the leading daily in Cuba, has as its top story today an unusual complaint from Fidel Castro. The historic leader of the Cuban revolution and top advisor to president Raul Castro, explains his regret for not sending a floral arrangement to the funeral of women’s national volleyball team trainer Eugenio George, because he was unaware of his passing.
George, from Baracoa, Guantanamo, had trained the squad for over 30 years. He died on May 31st at the age of 79.
Castro said that several comrades were surprised by “the absence of a floral arrangement from me at the funeral”, noting that he learned of the death several hours after the fact by reading Granma.
Nearly eight years after he turned over the reins of power to brother Raul, Fidel still grabs the headlines of the official media with every word he speaks or writes.