LETTER FROM HAVANA
Welcome to Cuba, President Barack Obama!
By: Will Johnson
Printed on the Daily Herald’s Weekender (July 6th, 1997)
Columbus, the first European to set foot on Cuban soil said that he found so much “marvelous beauty that it surpasses all others in charms and graces as the day doth the night in luster.” He went on to say that “I have been overwhelmed by the sight of so much beauty that I have not known how to relate it.”
Over the centuries which have passed since Columbus first visited the island, the inhumanity of man against man has always found fertile soil on Cuba. The revolution of 1959 tried to put an end to centuries of exploitation of the Cuban people.
Cubans refer to their country as the “first free territory…
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