Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today's Fidel Castro Fun Fact
Fidel Castro has outlasted 10 American presidents.
And now you can add the Sun-Sentinel Havana bureau to the list of other things that the Cuban dictator has outlived.
Ray Sanchez of the Sun-Sentinel, "the only U.S. [newspaper] reporter based in Havana," is leaving and the bureau is being closed.
The closing of the bureau may only be symbolic.
The Associated Press, which provides news to just about every American newspaper, still has a bureau in Havana.
And many large newspapers including the Miami Herald and New York Times still send reporters to Cuba periodically.
But frankly, there's really just one story left to report from Havana.
And after that we can bring all the reporters home.
Until then we can only wonder whether or not Miami will still have a newspaper when it comes time to report Castro's death.
Posted by Bill at Tuesday, March 31, 2009