Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Visiting Cuba

Cuban president Fidel Castro has resigned, and handed power to his brother Raul. Some political commentators are suggesting that not only will Raul be more amenable to open relations with the U.S., but that most of our presidential hopefuls may have a global, compassionate attitude toward the country. Plus, Fidel was hated by the politically powerful Miami Cubans, and now the symbolism of his power is gone. What this seems to mean to us is ... a guess only, here ... that Americans may be able to legally visit this fascinating country again. We’d put odds on 2009 as the year.