“Had I just witnessed a miracle? In the world of politics, this is about as close as you get to an apology. Was Fidel apologizing for his use of force during the revolution? For acting as a pawn of the Russians during the missile crisis? For the mistreatment of political dissidents? For all of the above and more,” says Dabney P. Evans, professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, who recalls memories from a 2006 visit to Havana and meeting with Fidel Castro in this piece in the Pacific Standard.