The Feb. 27 editorial, More than lipstick on a zombie, states that “the dictatorship may get a new face but no one elevated by Fidel or Raúl Castro can be considered a Cuban leader in the image of, say, the former Soviet Union’s reformer, Mikhail Gorbachev.”
Wasn’t Gorbachev the first party leader to have been born after the Russian Revolution?
Didn’t he rise through the ranks of the Soviet Communist Party thanks to the patronage of Chief Party Ideologue Mikhail Suslov?
Can anyone say they saw glasnost coming when Gorbachev took over in 1985?
It’s impossible to divine at this point whether Miguel Diaz-Canel will last as Raúl’s No. 2.
Or whether he ends up siding with the Cuban government hardliners or leading its reformers five years from now.
Ricardo Herrero, Miami