From “gusanos” to “cicadas”?

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Remember when we were “gusanos”?    Yes that was the name that we were given in those early days of what they used to call “la revolucion”!

Now we must be “cicadas” or the latest culprit or excuse coming from Raul Castro’s regime.

The latest explanation about the “sonic attack” is more bizarre than the story itself.  It’s hard to believe that the Cuban government has come to this.  This is from a Fox News report:

Could the mysterious “sonic attacks” allegedly waged against U.S. Embassy employees in Cuba really just be the sounds of very loud crickets and cicadas?

That’s what Cuban officials seemed to suggest Thursday in a half-hour prime-time television special titled “Alleged Sonic Attacks.”

This is such an outrageous report from Havana.

First, why did the cicadas attack only U.S. diplomats?

Second, I don’t remember anyone in my family ever complaining of ‘cicada attacks” in Cuba.

My father’s family arrived in Cuba from Spain in the 1840s.  My mother’s family arrived from Asturias (Spain) in the 1920s.  My parents were born and grew up in the interior of the island, surrounded by lots of countryside.  My dad had lots of cattlemen as bank clients.  He would often take my brother and me to visit their cattle ranches when we were kids.  I saw lots of bulls and cows growing up.

I’ve heard everything, from chameleons scaring little girls to crazy frogs running into your living room to roosters gone mad and attacking dogs to mules refusing to work on Sundays to parrots using bad language to sharks attacking swimmers.  Frankly, I have never heard of cicadas ever harming anyone – nor, especially, of “cicada brigades” targeting specific diplomats.

So it must CIA-trained cicadas.  What else explains what just happened in Cuba?  Who knew that the CIA had a cicada department in their building?

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