HAVANA: After nearly 50 years of pretending he didn’t exist, Cuba’s official Granma newspaper commemorated late bolero great Nico Membiela Tuesday, on his 100th birthday.  Like other artists who emigrated after the island’s Communist revolution, Membiela was removed from the state-run radio, television and record shops.  But the state-run newspaper adopted a tone of reconciliation as it wrote about the singer on his 100th birthday, “They say Membiela’s final moments were devastating: tied to a wheelchair in Hialeah (Florida) where he died at 84 years old, with the fixed idea that one day he would return” to his hometown of Zulueta, in central Cuba, the newspaper wrote.–AFP