The ghost who walks
You see, the 80 year old dictator may not have been at the military parade in person but he was there. In spirit.
The most ridiculously sycophantic piece is a column by Jose Alejandro Rodriguez, a columnist with Juventud Rebelde, the newspaper of the Union of Communist Youth (UJC).
"I saw Fidel," Rodriguez writes, referring to the parade. "I saw his subtle but essential presence. I felt it, just like the spirit of those beings who never leave us, whose presence goes beyond the contingencies of nature, destiny or God."
Get the picture? Castro is immortal - and he is always watching.
Sounds more like an obituary to me.