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Today’s not been the most exciting of times, exactly the opposite. Seeing the Governments reaction to the released Russia report makes me realise that I now live in a Banana republic where the security services have been thrown under a bus. Look into Russian involvement and manipulation of the Brexit referendum? Absolutely not – we might find something…

As it’s late I’ll resist the spleen venting (for now) and move on to the picture of the day. Here’s what’s probably the most famous political rail crash ever. Well, when I say that – I mean literally, not figuratively. I took this on the 12th January 2006 in Santa Clara, Cuba.

FDG2810. Armoured train museum. Santa Clara. Cuba. 12.1.06.crop

This is one of the wrecked freight cars of the famous ‘armored train’ that was attacked by Cuban revolutionaries under the command of ‘Che’ Guevara  on the 29th December 1958. It was a seminal event in the Cuban revolution and it’s a fascinating place to visit – even if most of the explanations are only in Spanish.

 

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