I found this piece called Cuba: Why I Care on Cubanology.com. It’s hard to read it without a tear in your eye especially when you realize the author–Claudia Fanelli, an Italian-American–has no reason to care about what happens in Cuba.
Here is but a small excerpt from this magnificent column:
One would think that I shouldnâ€™t have to justify why I â€œcareâ€ about Cuba. Why should I care about a country in such close proximity to us that their people try to swim to get here after their makeshift rafts fall apart in the sea? Why should I care about a country where the citizens are denied the simple freedom of using the same hotels and restaurants as the tourists? At a mere 90 miles away from here, how can I say that I donâ€™t care?
A hearty “Molto Grazie” to Claudia for writing it and to Cubanology.com for posting it.