Cuba’s tragedy


Re the Sept. 15 Other Views column Film tugs at heart of lost generations: Mirta Ojito’s piece on Una Noche reflects the reality of young people’s lives in Cuba today. They have lost their respect for those promises made by a tyrannical government that taught them to love their fatherland while rejecting capitalism and anything bourgeois for a more-idealistic society where generations could live together happily ever after.

The result is what Raúl Castro publicly admitted recently — that Cubans lost all sense of “reality and civility.”

What a tragedy for these generations that feel their lives have been wasted. They strive to leave their country to find freedom and opportunities. Let us hope they can eventually become useful leaders in society, wherever they aspire to reside.

Julio Lago, Homestead

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