You Say Bay of Pigs, I Say ...

The New York Times

Published: April 16, 2011


FOR weeks, Cuba has been preparing for this weekend’s huge military parade, the first of its kind in many years.

Fidel Castro has been musing in his regular column about the disaster in Japan and comparing NATO’s intervention in Libya to the Nazi involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Although he says nothing about the parade, everyone knows it’s coming.

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(A version of this op-ed appeared in print on April 17, 2011, on page WK9 of the New York edition.)