Cambio: the one word of Spanish you need to know

In the wake of today’s news there’s been a lot of speculation about “succession” and “transition” but the one word that Cubans dream of is “Cambio” which means change. Unlike the U.S., where “change” is a trite slogan used by a politician’s wife who isn’t proud of our country, in Cuba change is a rallying cry. Dissidents and students want change and they are becoming less afraid to demand it. Right now while the international spotlight is on Cuba we need to support these people in their quest for meaningful and positive change.