|Here’s to a great AtoZ!
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This year I traveled to Cuba. You know, it’s that little island that’s spitting distance from Florida and should not be visited without special dispensation. I wanted to see it before MacDonald’s arrived. I’m so glad I did. I learned a lot and I met some wonderful people. It seems they like us. Now there’s a change!
I’ll add a short T/F quiz to each post the same as I did last year about Burma, and I’ll post the answers to the questions the following day.
Answers to your T/F Quiz for X:
TRUE 1. Xavier Cugat appeared in recitals with Enrico Caruso, playing violin solos.
TRUE 2. Later, Cougat went to work for the Los Angeles Times as a cartoonist. Cugat’s caricatures were later nationally syndicated.
Y is for Yoani Sánchez
Yoani María Sánchez Cordero is a Cuban blogger. She’s won awards for her blog, Generation Y, and is internationally famous for her criticism of the Cuban government. She portrays what is real in everyday Cuban life, not what the propaganda says is true.
She quite cleverly smuggles her posts out to friends in other countries, and they put them on the internet. The Cuban government may try to stop the truth from leaking out, but they simply can’t. The internet may be the end to a lot of repressive governments in the world. Let’s hope.
2. Sr Sánchez, like so many people born during the Russian era have Russian names.