- Please note that since my return to Cuba two weeks ago, I'm working on a dialup
internet connection. This means that my ability to scour the internet for news and
views on Cuba is substantially more difficult. It's slower, much slower than I and
most readers of these messages are used to. Also, my ability to respond quickly
to mail, and to moderate postings to the CubaNews list is also a lot slower than
both of us (me as editor, you as reader) are used to. I'm sorry about that, but
nothing can be done except your patience will be appreciated.
Since my return I'm settling in and getting some impressions of how life is and
how it's changed since I left here at the end of August 2006. I'm planning to
write something about that in a bit, but basically there's been nothing of major
significance since that time. Change, such as occurs here in Cuba, is occurring
at what we might well call a glacial pace. This is precisely what I noted when
Fidel took ill after those speeches in Bayamo and then Holguin last July, and
nothing which has taken place since then has altered that impression.
More to come in time.