This weekend, the New York Times Magazine has a big cover piece on the generational shift underway in Cuba, as much of the population that knew and loved Fidel are aging out and giving way to a new generation who have no association with the near-catatonic octagarian's iconic early days. Here's a description of the piece, which is not yet online, by Slate:
"The author hopes U.S.-Cuban relations change under the next
administration, although "Cuba is some way down Obama's priority list."
Once "the winter playground of Americans, a place to gamble, rumba,
smoke puros and sip mojitos, the land of every vice and any trade,"
Cuba has become characterized by its isolation and stagnant economy.
Case in point: A vendor waits in his store with nothing to sell until
frozen chickens arrive from the United States, ironically "the largest
exporter of food to Cuba," despite the trade blockade."
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Nothing ground breaking there, but still may be worth a Sunday read.