So let's hear it for universal literacy and decent standards of health care. Let's hear it for the Cubans who help defeat the South Africans and their allies in Angola and thereby prepared the end of apartheid. Let's hear it for the middle-aged Cuban construction workers who held off the US forces for a while on Grenada. Let's hear it for Elian Gonzalez. Let's hear it for 49 years of defiance in the face of the US blockade. Hasta la victoria siempre!
I have to give Dr. Bertram credit of a sort, though. Even in my wildlest satirical imagination, it wouldn't have occurred to me to praise the heroic resistance of the "middle-aged Cuban construction workers" in Grenada.