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Does anyone else find it curious to see that Fidel Castro couldn't be bothered to show up for the funeral of the "unofficial" First Lady of Cuba, yet he has somehow found time to blog about it?

Here's a picture from today:

A man reads a newspaper in a street of Havana, Thursday, June 21, 2007. Cuba's President Fidel Castro paid tribute to his late sister-in-law, Vilma Espin Guillois, who died Monday of an undisclosed illness, writing that she 'never backed down from any danger' and that her example is 'more necessary than ever.' Espin, wife of acting Cuban President Raul Castro, was for decades considered the first lady of the island's revolution. (AP Photo/ Javier Galeano)


But last week, at Vilma's wake, he was a no-show:

Cuba's acting president Raul Castro, center left in brown, and an unidentified grandson, left in blue, face a photograph of Raul Castro's late wife Vilma Espin Guillois, one of the communist nation's most politically powerful women, at a public homage set up at Jose Marti Memorial in Havana's Revolution Plaza, Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Guillois died June 18, 2007, at age 77. Guillois' civilian and military decorations are displayed below her photograph. (AP Photo/Prensa Latina,Ismael Francisco)


Personally, I still think he's deader than a doornail. Maybe his body double hasn't finished learning Español yet?

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