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Cuban blog makes big faux pas in jab at JetBlue for Che Guevara cake

Photo of cakes used last month for the inaugural flight to Santa Clara, Cuba out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Photo of cakes used last month for the inaugural flight to Santa Clara, Cuba out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Courtesy

An inflammatory headline on the Cuban Babalú Blog denounced a major faux pas by airline JetBlue when it started commercial flights to Cuba last week: “To celebrate new Cuba flights JetBlue bakes a Che Guevara cake.”

If doubts lingered as to the inclination of the post, the addendum clarifies Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary who fought with Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, is “the terrorist mass-murderer who denounced JetBlue customers as ‘hyenas fit only for extermination!’ ”

Below the headline is an image of a cake, complete with the JetBlue logo, Cuban flag, Cuban coffee beans — and an image of El Che. A caption explains that the cake was in celebration of JetBlue’s inaugural commercial flight to Santa Clara in central Cuba last week.

Read more at InCubaToday.

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