In Cuba, the best and the worst of humanity are on display. The worst, of course, is embodied by the Communist dictatorship that has ruled the country since 1959. As is the wont of totalitarian dictatorships, they have a gulag. Some pretty unpleasant things happen there.
The best of humanity is embodied by human-rights activists who stick their neck out — often to have that neck chopped off.
Little did I know I would be eulogizing her in today’s column. She died late last week. I would like to share with you a moving news photo: here. It shows a rare man marching along with the Ladies in White, Hector Maseda, the husband, now widower, of Laura Pollán. As I say in my column, I hope there is a monument to Laura in a free Cuba.
In other news, one of the Cuban Five has been released, here in the United States. The Five are spies of the dictatorship, convicted of espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. They are, of course, a big cause on the left. The released spy said, “We still have four brothers whom we have to rescue.”
To be continued . . .