Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump was elected president. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never seemed more uncertain. Yet those who look close enough may recognize that signs of the next revolution are etched in plain view.
Despite repetition and disjointedness (some chapters seem like separate essays), Ariosto’s insights are plentiful, and amid erratically evolving Cuba-U.S. relations, such personal perspectives, even from a yuma, provide the best portals to mutual understanding.
This Is Cuba... ★★★ out of four... goes deep behind the sugar-cane wall of an island nation where resilient yet poor people have struggled to eke out decent lives under the iron fist of Fidel Castro and later, his brother Raul.