Useful idiots, eh?

Just when we thought the issue of how Castro manipulates his life expectancy numbers to make Cuba look better than it really is, had been settled

Along comes some Canuck news outfit parroting the Castro talking points:

Fidel Castro may be ailing, but he’s a living example of something Cubans take pride in – an average life expectancy roughly similar to that of people in the United States. They ascribe it to free medical care, a mild climate, and a low-stress Caribbean lifestyle, which they believe make up for the hardships and shortages they suffer.

“Sometimes you have all you want to eat and sometimes you don’t,” said Raquel Naring, a 70-year-old retired gas station attendant. “But there aren’t elderly people sleeping on the street like other places.”

Sounds like food is optional in Castro’s fantasy land, eh?