Mike Lowell has lived long enough in the tolerant culture of the United States so that he’s a little uneasy about saying so, but he’s rooting for Castro to die . (HT: Zev Fredman)
Waiting for Snow in Havana  is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read. It’s a memoir about growing up in Havana in the early days of Castro’s rule. It’s a good week to read it.