I received the following email from the Cuban Embassy, the reaction to the news of Castro’s death starkly different to that in Miami. It seems there may be a special homage tax.
Fidel, the Commander in Chief, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, our Fidel, has died in Havana this Friday at 10:29pm. Cuba weeps for him, but also thanks to him for having 90 years, because with him the island and the Revolution became a place on the map of this world. We will miss you, Commander, and we will always love you, as we will defend this Revolution that you raised with the poor of your land.
Raul’s words: “Today November 25, at 10:29 pm, the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz died.” In compliance with the expressed will of Fidel, his remains will be cremated. Saturday morning, the organizing committee of the funeral will provide our people with detailed information on the organization of the posthumous Homage that will be taxed to the founder of the Cuban Revolution. Until always, Commander.