The images and voices coming from Cuba are unmistakable. Millions of people of all ages are waiting for the caravan carrying Fidel’s ashes. They give their personal and collective farewell to the man they consider as the leader who defended the island’s independence, at a great cost, and made those social conquests that we can define as difficult, minimal and extraordinary.
While all this happens, a myriad of high-sounding trombones from both the right and the former left unleashed a new game: how to open new Bay of Pigs scenarios, flipping real verbal and written assaults.
First of all, assaults to common sense and to the historical truth.
In 1961, the invasion of the Bay of Pigs was the U.S. administration’s attempt to shoot down the young revolutionary power of Havana. It failed due to the armed uprising of the Cuban people. Now that bay seems to re-emerge.