Everybody who’s somebody has written about what has happened – what has “not” happened” rather- since Cuba and the US announced their willingness to talk to each other as equally sovereign nations after fifty some years of obfuscation.
Let me start by stipulating that I am nobody, but simply a regular Joe (I am not an “intellectual”, I am not an academic, I don’t have “Big Law” behind me nor any economic interest backing me). My opinion is simply that, my opinion, and it is worth no more (but no less) than yours.
On the other hand, I was born in Cuba and have been going to Cuba –which I left with my parents when I was eight years old, in May 1960- since 2002 (a week before Jimmy Carter visited the island, and at the same time Osvaldo Payà was taking his Proyecto Varela to the Cuban Legislature), I grew up in Latin America just as Cubans in the island did, and I am, first and foremost, a Civil Lawyer, like all of my Cuban colleagues are and despite the fact I have been a Florida Bar member for over thirty years. [Read more…]