I just read a very interesting article about Cuba by one of Havana’s most famous bloggers—Yoani Sánchez. She has won many international awards, including being selected by Time Magazine for its 100 Most Influential People in the World list for 2008. The subject matter of this particular article is universally controversial, and not as important as the fact that she simply wrote openly about it. One sentence was striking: “Those very old men who govern us…have prevented discussions of modernity.”
She highlights one of the main divisions in Cuba—older leaders and the younger generations. Many of the people I’ve talked with in both Miami and Havana tell me that it’s not politics that divide Cubans as much as the generation gap. Consider that polls indicated that a majority of Americans were fed up with recent Presidents Clinton and Bush before their 8-year administrations ended. Could you imagine having either one, or their relatives, hanging around as President for over FIFTY years?
To read what I believe is one of the most interesting blogs from Cuba this year, please click on: