Below is the email from a friend in Havana on August:
“It was a beautiful sunny day, and the sea in the background was exhibiting its most wonderful shade of blue. The flag looked as the queen of an absolutely cloudless sky. A good omen for the future?
Here everybody thinks that after this there will be many improvements in life quality: food, transport… internet…
So, you may not understand what I appreciate the most: It’s the first time in so many years that we don’t feel threatened by a military aggression!
Besides all the positive that may come after today’s event, peace is what we value above everything.
Whenever I watch wars and violence in so many parts of the world, I always tell myself that we can endure any kind of shortages. But a war… that’s a curse.
Let’s hope that we will be able to live in peace, respect each other, and take advantage of all our peoples can offer. Friendship as the first gift!”