“One of the ghosts that is haunting Cuban politics is the fate of Eastern Europe. We must avoid that outcome here. That’s why policy implementation and political reforms are so slow - because the political leadership doesn’t want to let things get out of control.”
Rafael Hernandez, editor of the official but supposedly "reformist" magazine Temas, which is published by the Cuban Ministry for Culture, speaking to CBS News.
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).