In More Cuban News, Alberto Granado Dies and Tourists Don’t Notice

We started to watch “The Motorcycle Diaries” the other night and a Google search during the movie ended up leading to the sad news that Alberto Granado, Che’s companion on the voyage that gave the book and movie its name, passed away in Havana during the time we were in Cuba.

He died on March 5 and we were in Havana on March 9 but Cuba doesn’t have newsstands on every corner, flashing billboards or street-mounted LCD screens so we didn’t realise this Cuban here had passed away until we got back to Canada (and to be fair, we may not have noticed even if they had.  Lots of times in Canada, if I miss the evening news on TV or don’t glance at the newspaper, I don’t catch some of the latest local happenings either.)

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