According to this Reuters dispatch, Mariela Castro has confirmed that the Communist Party is considering giving the “green light” to as many as 27 such operations on the island – and you will be happy to hear that they won’t cost the transsexuals a penny.
As readers may recall, Ms Castro is the media-savvy peripatetic head of the Cuban National Centre for Sexual Education.
More importantly, however, she happens to be Raul Castro’s daughter – and Fidel Castor’s niece.
So, what’s the reaction so far from her uncle, the seriously ill 81-year-old dictator who has in the past described homosexuals (as opposed to transsexuals) as lumpen, deviates, dangerous, counter-revolutionary and escoria?
“Like the rest of the population, he will begin to understand,” Ms Castro cryptically told the media.