[dc]M[/dc]iami used to be the capital of the Cuban exile community. But lately it has turned into a hive for exiles from many other countries in our hemisphere as well.
Curiously, most of these other exile communities appear to crave for the advice and for the blueprint of the Cuban exile community when seeking a return to a freed homeland. And I say curiously because, normally — I know, “normally” and “Miami” seldom match —, when you hire a consultant, you first look at his or her record. Following the footsteps of a community that has gallantly but futilely sought to free its homeland for over 50 years without making even a dent on the status quo requires an unreal dose of optimism or a staunch belief in wishful thinking, its faithful companion. [Read more…]