Our friend Zoé Valdés on the transgendered Cuban recently "elected" to public office in Cuba (my translation):
"It would have been important news if this "city council member" (does such a title actually exist in Cuba?) would have been anti-Castro, or for example, would have been a member of the opposition. But since this is not the case, this becomes nothing more and nothing less than an attempt to put a sequin dress on the dictatorial regime of Castro II. The photograph is "precious," a pose consistent with the new post being occupied."