Cuban men and women have not had to negotiate their sexuality with Rome's putatively celibate clerics for over 50 years. This won't change overnight, but what does it mean when the Church gets a new territory? The island's Catholic revival poses perils -- and not just for Cuban women; for heterosexuals, sexual minorities, and for civil society generally.
For anyone who can still see straight, it is obvious that Venezuela won't be able to keep on subsidizing the Castro regime with 100,000 daily oil barrels. Moreover, each day it becomes likelier that there will soon be a major political overhaul in Venezuela, one that, in one way or the other, will spell an end to the island's economic salvation.