For the twentieth year in a row the United Nations General Assembly voted last week to condemn the US embargo of Cuba. Only the US and Israel voted against the resolution. Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands abstained in the 186-2 vote. I know that the embargo was established with hopes that it might bring change to the political repression of the Cuban communist regime. After 48 years, if it hasn’t worked and the rest of the world all feels different, save Israel whose citizens are free to visit and invest there, I wonder what purpose is being served by maintaining the US embargo.
I know that this is a hot item for the Cuban immigrant community in the US and I am anxious to hear from any member of that community who believes that the embargo should remain in effect and why. Please write and share your thoughts about the embargo.
Today, I finished the third draft of The Death of The White Rose. Writing a book is like making cheese. After you’re done, you have to let it sit to ripen. Hopefully, when I read it from beginning to end after letting it rest it will be a story that is entertaining. Of course, sometimes one can make a cheese that stinks to high heaven when it’s ripe. I suppose that the readers will ultimately make that decision. I hope they’re kind.