"Our Commander in Chief is in favor of eliminating, when we have the right conditions, the death penalty for any kind of crime and is opposed to extra-judiciary methods that some known countries shamelessly practice."
Raul Castro, referring to the views of his semi-retired older brother, during a speech to senior Communist Party officials. Take note: "when we have the right conditions ..." I know, I know ... they are shameless.
Welcome to the blog of my new book, Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba, which is published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.
The book is now available in the UK, Canada and the US, and in Brazil (in Portuguese).