I read Calvin Godfrey’s piece “Vamos a Cuba!” (February 21) with great delight. I enjoyed learning about how much trouble he went through to try to get to Cuba, in the process thumbing his nose at the U.S. government and right-wing Cuban exiles violating his constitutional rights.
Of course, as a working journalist, Godfrey is authorized under a general license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control to go to Cuba anytime he pleases for journalistic activities.
That detail, of course, would have killed the entire premise of his piece, so I can see why he omitted it.
Other than the fact that it was based on a complete fabrication, the story was great!