Fidel Castro’s Favorite Dolphin Show
Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent interview with Fidel Castro may have raised questions about Castro’s commitment to the Cuban model of socialism, but the Cuban leader was absolutely clear on one thing: he enjoys a good dolphin show:
We went together into a large, blue-lit room that faces a massive, glass-enclosed dolphin tank. Fidel explained, at length, that the Havana Aquarium’s dolphin show was the best dolphin show in the world, “completely unique,” in fact, because it is an underwater show. Three human divers enter the water, without breathing equipment, and perform intricate acrobatics with the dolphins. “Do you like dolphins?” Fidel asked me.
“I like dolphins a lot,” I said.
Watch an excerpt from the Havana Aquarium’s dolphin show below:
The AP has some images of Fidel visiting the aquarium in July here.