Patience wears thin on eve of July 26

July 26, 2005

Miami Herald- Nancy San Martin

When Cuban leader Fidel Castro takes to the microphone as expected today to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of an attack that marked the start of his revolution, many on the island will cling to words that promise relief from conditions exhausting the patience of an already exasperated population.

Human-rights activists on the island have said that 'tempers are flaring' as the country continues to struggle with extended blackouts and a shortage of food, made worse by Hurricane Dennis.

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