And true to form, most speakers appear to have heaped praise on the 80-year-old dictator (shameless, I know), while attacking the US and the evils of capitalism.
In fact, they have gone one further, according to reports in the official Cuban media - they have actually listed “the vices of capitalism” as racism, mercantilism, colonisation, lack of solidarity and banality.
Now, I don’t know about you but I can think of a few other capitalist vices much more serious than banality.
Anyway, one of the highlights of the talkfest was a speech delivered by someone by the name of Miguel Barnet, who is described as a Cuban “writer and ethnologist”.
After decrying globalisation as an imperialist tool, etc, etc, he called for the “uncensored use of the Internet” as a way to “achieve diversity rather than anarchy”.
Given the Castro regime’s well documented restrictions on Internet access for ordinary Cubans (as opposed to cash-carrying foreigners), Mr Barnet obviously has just discovered that other great capitalist vice, irony.
Wish him well.