Every Every year, about this time of year, we go to Cuba for a visit and a holiday. My in-laws live in Cuba and this is the annual ritual to visit, socialize, laugh, share some of our good fortune and blessings with a truly great group of ordinary people. It has been particularly hard in Cuba this year, with the hurricane season dealing them a double whammy. Most of the crops were lost, creating severe shortages in foodstuffs. Even if you have money, it is very difficult to find anything in the stores. With the advent of the US thanksgiving coming on, I would ask that you think about your neighbours in Cuba. The majority who just try to eke out a living in any way they can and pressure your congresssman to bring about change in policy towards Cuba. What an unbelievable situation we have there with both Russia looking to create new post Soviet ties and the Chinese already having a strong foothold with trade and influence. The last thing most Cubans are preoccupied with is the financial meltdown and the housing crisis in the first world when one has to wonder what the family is going to eat. The Cubans are an industrious, well-educated, warm group of people who deserve better and its high time the petty, childish, he took my toy attitude comes to an end.