THE MAIN occupation of everyone—Cubans, visiting sympathizers and diplomats alike— was Castro-watching. For Cuba was a oneman country in 1981, just as it had been ever since Fidel Castro, sporting a long black beard, a cigar clenched in his teeth, and with his favourite rifle cradled in his arms, led his Twenty-Sixth of July Movement out of the mountains to power.
Your article on Rick Mercer was fantastic (“Rick’s shtick,” Cover, Feb. 16). Not only is he a proud Canadian, but Mercer manages to see the issues clearly and then states what the rest of us are thinking. I nominate Rick Mercer to be our next governor general.
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