Editing with Fidel

An Associated Press story about Fidel Castro has an editing angle.

The Cuban leader says that when his health declined in 2006, his thoughts turned to his legacy, and he made last-minute changes to his memoirs. In an essay published this week in Cuban newspapers, Castro described the scene this way:

While the doctors fought for my life, the head aide of the Council of State read at my urging the text, and I dictated the necessary changes.

Talk about editing on deadline!

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