Letters to the Editor

Dashed dream

I dreamed that once the United States and Cuba had reestablished diplomatic relations that it would be possible for the Cubans in charge to let their revolutionary and Marxist rhetoric stop at least for a while to see if things could be worked out like civilized people.

But after hearing Raúl Castro’s diatribe upon the arrival of the pope, I came to the conclusion that it’ll never work.

Castro keeps talking about the blockade and the return of the base in Guantánamo. These are things that should be discussed through diplomatic channels, not in a public tribune in front of the Pope.

In addition they keep talking about equality and social justice. I wonder if he was making a political speech to get reelected as president, or if it was just the hate of his older brother coming through.

Lazaro G. Martinez,