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“Exile has no place anywhere, because there is no place, because the place where we started to dream, where we discovered the natural world around us, read our first book, and loved for the first time, is always the world of our dreams” - Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet & author (1943-1990) Many people ask me why I still care about Cuba. After all, how could I be so intrigued by a place that I was not born in and that I have never been to? It took me time to find a good answer...

A little over a week ago, at least 38 holidaymakers died on a beach in Tunisia and many more were injured in an appalling terrorist attack aimed at killing visitors and damaging terminally that country’s tourism industry. It was the second such event this year, and followed another in March on tourists visiting a museum that left 17 dead. In the Caribbean, there have been expressions of sympathy and solidarity with Tunisia and with those whose lives have been irreparably altered by the attack.

A little over a week ago, at least 38 holidaymakers died on a beach in Tunisia and many more were injured in an appalling terrorist attack aimed at killing visitors and damaging terminally that country’s tourism industry. It was the second such event this year, and followed another in March on tourists visiting a museum that left 17 dead. In the Caribbean, there have been expressions of sympathy and solidarity with Tunisia and with those whose lives have been irreparably altered by the attack.

Dear Peter A.,

A refugee crisis is rapidly brewing in the Dominican Republic, where government authorities are crossing their "Ts" and dotting their "Is" to shirk their moral responsibility and force a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of Dominican-born people of Haitian descent as well as Haitian migrant workers.

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